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04-02-20 WEEKLY UPDATE: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

04-02-20 UPDATE: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

From the Desk of Virginia W. Harris, MPA, CIA, CGFM – National President

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID – 19)

Dear NCBW’s Members,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to keep you updated on the information that is being communicated from the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Over the past 5 weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new
cases, reaching almost every country, territory and area. Dr, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,
Director-General for the World Health Organization, said during a briefing on Wednesday, April 1,

Many countries are asking people to stay at home and shutting down population movement,
which can help to limit transmission of the virus, but can have unintended consequences for the
poorest and most vulnerable people.

Dr. Ghebreyesus has called on governments to put in place social welfare measures to ensure
vulnerable people have food and other life essentials during this crisis. Learn more here.

Sisters, it is essential that we remain vigilant in ensuring that we are complying with all state
regulations related to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Weekly Tip: 30 Days To Slow the Spread

Slow the Spread: On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, The White House released its updated coronavirus
guidelines. They are an extension of the previous “15 days to slow the spread” guidelines. Read
the guidelines by clicking the link above.

Remember: Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can
increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the

Find more tips on emergency wellness preparedness at World Health Organization.

Virginia W.Harris, National President