How does the recent coronavirus affect dance practitioners? Studio owners, teachers, students, and parents. Are we doing enough to make informed decisions and take precautionary measures for a clean and safe environment for dance practice at all times? Let’s DANCE our way through the novel strain of coronavirus — COVID-19, gracefully and calmly. Together, we can fight this and keep dancing like nobody’s (in this case, no-virus) watching.
What is coronavirus?
A family of viruses that may cause illnesses in animals and human. When hosted by humans, they can cause respiratory infections from the common cold to more severe diseases including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and now a novel strain — COVID-19 believed to began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
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The symptoms are the same as any other common cold and flu!
The advice is only for people who have recently travelled to China!
We will be fine, I need to keep dancing, rehearsing, and training.
WHO advice to stay at home if you start to feel under the weather, even with mild symptoms until you recover.
It is for people who are in or have recently (past 14 days) been in areas where COVID-19 is spreading.