In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the officers of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 urge all members to follow good hygiene protocols as recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help limit exposure and spread of the disease.
The virus, officially named SARS-CoV-2, causes COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019. It comes from the large family of coronaviruses, which may cause illness in animals or humans.
In humans, coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections. Symptoms of the virus, which may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure, may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Anyone who displays these symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay home and alert their medical provider. Continue reading →