COVID-19 Statement

by | Jan 31, 2020 | Blog, Tips, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Select International Tours and Cruises is committed to your health and safety. We have been monitoring information regarding the Novel Coronavirus closely. Currently, the virus is not a concern for any of our departures. However, we will continue to watch for changes as the situation progresses. If the virus becomes a concern on any of our trips, we will notify passengers accordingly. Please join us in praying for healing and wisdom as the World Health Organization, health officials, doctors, medical staff, and volunteers around the globe work to contain this outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes that this virus speads from close contact (<6′) with an infected person and is contracted via, “…respritory droplets…” from coughs and sneezes. They are unsure, at this time, whether it can spread by germs on surfaces. Symtoms may include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms are present within 2-14 days of exposure.

The CDC reccommends the following:

Prevention:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What You Should Do

  • Stay informed – CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public. (www.cdc/ncovexternal icon)
  • Remember to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care.
  • Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

What You Should Not Do

  • Do not travel to China.
  • Do not use facemasks. CDC does not recommend the use of facemasks for the general public to prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV.
  • Do not show prejudice to people of Asian descent, because of fear of this new virus.
  • Do not assume that someone of Asian descent is more likely to have 2019-nCoV.

For the latest information from the CDC, regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, please visit:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

For the latest travel recommendations from the WHO to reduce exposure and transmission of illness, please visit:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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