CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
The Language Group is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak throughout the world and in the United States.
As of March 4, no one in Virginia has tested positive for COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health is now updating their testing results daily on their website.
More cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in communities in the United States. It’s likely that at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.
- We have created a Coronavirus a response plan and will be in regular communication with leadership on any updates.
- We will continue to monitor the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
- We are also monitoring our client’s response and how we can be of service to them during this alert.
- Please note that any hospital onsite interpretation will most likely require a mask for entry. We ask that all staff and interpreters comply with the requests of the client for safety reasons.
We ask that everyone follows safe hygiene practices to limit the spread of germs and respiratory viruses.
This includes washing your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces often, avoiding close contact with people who are sick and staying home if you believe you are sick.