Coronavirus Outbreak

  03/10/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Summary

Protecting yourself and others from respiratory illnesses like coronavirus starts with good planning. The Centers for Disease Control has updated pre-planning guidelines for community mitigation strategies, including non-pharmaceutical interventions that can be used to plan and prepare for flu outbreaks.  Please refer to the following local, state and federal agency websites for  beneficial information regarding:

  • How do people become infected with COVID-19?
  • How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
  • How can I slow the spread of respiratory infections and protect our community
  • Symptoms
  • People at risk

You can also sign up for weekly emails from the CDC to stay updated on the coronavirus outbreak.  Visit the following websites to stay informed on the latest updates regarding the coronavirus disease:

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District:

https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus

Texas Department of State Health Services:

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Coronavirus is not only affecting people, but technology, as well. Unfortunately, bad actors are taking advantage of this world-wide health concern to exploit personal and business computers and networks. They are using websites, emails and mobile apps to gain information or access into systems.

Some of the Coronavirus themed cyber-related malicious activities have included:

  • Phishing attacks using email and bogus websites tricking victims into divulging personal information
  • Emails with malicious attachments (word documents, PDF, MP4, etc.) or links to malicious websites
  • Mobile apps that are infected

Please be cautious when you receive an email, consider visiting a website, or download an app pertaining to Coronavirus. Make sure you trust the source.