There’s a lot of confusion about preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here’s what health experts recommend
by Nicole Lyn Pesce
Thousands of Americans have been asked to self-quarantine or to self-monitor over coronavirus fears, including lawmakers Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R., Ariz.), and the next White House chief of staff, Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.). So is the head of Port Authority for New York and New Jersey, Rick Cotton, who has tested positive for COVID-19. Tom Hanks and a couple of NBA players have also been diagnosed with the disease.
Others are preparing for the possibility of having to isolate themselves for the recommended 14 days if they or someone in their household either contracts the virus, or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. Or they’re bracing for a nationwide lockdown, like what has happened in Italy this week.