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Covid-19 Update March 16, 2020

Posted by Kerri Wright on Mar 17, 2020 6:05:06 AM


Covid-19 Update to our Private Health & Elite Travel Clients

As of 3.16.20 11 PM PST

In the U.S. there are at least:

  • 4,661 confirmed cases
  • 85 deaths

COVID-19 has reached 49 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Washington State has our country’s highest number of associated deaths at 48, New York, 10 and 7 in California

Significant more testing is now being conducted in the U.S. and experts anticipate rapid growth in reported and confirmed cases over the coming days and weeks as the spread will be better documented.

The U.S. has begun its first week of widespread school closures and restrictions on restaurants, bars and other businesses. Check your local government websites for the latest closures and restrictions in your areas.

Several major cities, e.g., New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC and many others to follow, are implementing more advanced measures to reduce the spread by major shutdowns and focus on testing, quarantine and mitigation.

President Trump announced on Monday, new federal guidelines advising Americans to avoid public places for the next 15 days in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Over the next 15 days All Americans are advised:

  • Educate kids from home when possible
  • Avoid discretionary travel
  • Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more
  • Avoid eating and drinking in public places like bars, restaurants and food courts.

CDC and the President reveal many of the new closures, including travel restrictions and other major efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. These efforts could continue into the summer months.

For the next 15 days, the White House and CDC offers these guidelines for Americans:

  • Work from home whenever possible
  • School your kids from home, if possible
  • Avoid any gatherings of 10 or more people
  • Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts; use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options instead
  • If you are sick, stay home, and if your kids are sick keep them home
  • If someone in your household is diagnosed with this virus, the entire family should quarantine inside your home
  • Avoid all discretionary travel, including optional shopping trips and social visits
  • Do not visit nursing homes or critical care facilities, unless it’s to provide critical care
  • Older people and anyone with a health condition that weakens their immune system or impairs lung or heart function should stay home and away from other people
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands and avoid touching your face, disinfect frequently used items and sneeze or cough into a tissue, when necessary

We will do our best to continue to stay up to date with the ever evolving pandemic. If you would like to schedule time to discuss further, please contact us at or (866) 870-1577

Topics: Covid-19