For almost 30 years, Meritech has lived by a core value of making the world a healthier and safer place by redefining human hygiene. This enduring mission guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. While the COVID-19 risk is something to be taken seriously, it is not a time for mass hysteria or fear. We must meet this challenge by working together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and an unfailing effort to seek the truth, facts, and knowledge, opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophizing.
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
Symptoms can appear anywhere between 2-14 days after contraction.
Mainly transmitted person-to-person.
People have been infected with COVID-19 in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
There is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time.
Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from quarantine is made on a case by case basis and includes meeting all of the following criteria:
U.S. case counts are updated regularly Mondays through Fridays on the CDC website. See the current U.S. case count of COVID-19.