Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly discovered form of coronavirus.
COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that was unknown before the outbreak that started in Hubei Province, China, in December 2019. Other known forms of coronaviruses include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.
The common symptoms of COVID-19 may include:
- sore throat
- fatigue (tiredness), and
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
Most people infected with COVID-19 will have a mild to moderate illness and will recover without special medical treatment. Some people, such as those with underlying medical problems or disease and older people, are more likely to suffer from more serious symptoms of the diseases.
How is COVID-19 spread?
- The most likely way someone will catch the virus is by breathing in micro-droplets a person close to them has released by sneezing, coughing –or just breathing out
- A person can, however, also catch it via the hand-to-face pathway: touching a surface where live virus material is present, then touching their mouth, nose or eyes
- Spread of COVID-19 is highest from people with symptoms
- Spread of COVID-19 before symptoms appear is less common
HOW JATOE IS DEALING WITH COVID-19
Our customer's safety is of the utmost importance at JATOE. As a result of Covid-19, Jo, the owner of JATOE: Just a Touch of Everything, is the only person running the store.
Jo has been tested for Covid-19 and had a negative result and lives in lockdown. The JATOE stockroom is now where Jo resides and she rarely leaves the home. To minimise contact with the outside world, Jo rarely interacts with other people, maintains social distancing *if* she needs to leave the house and maintains the highest level of hygiene and sanitation.
All orders are prepared by Jo and Jo alone. They are done in a sterile environment whilst wearing PPE. Everything that leaves JATOE is 100% sanitary and hygienic.
We recommend wiping down your box or satchel when you receive it. Once it has left JATOE it comes into contact with other people. JATOE cannot do anything about this as we are an online store and our orders must be mailed out.
Once a vaccine has been found safe and effective, Jo will be vaccinated but will still retain the highest levels of hygiene and sanitation.