Over the past couple of months the world has been faced with what has now been declared a pandemic, COVID-19. We all have lots of questions about the virus and how it is and will continue to impact our lives in the coming days and weeks. With the abundance of information, not all factual, flooding our screens it can be challenging to navigate our current reality. We wanted to help by providing you with links to resources of useful information and MoCaFi tips on how you can stay grounded during this time. In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we specifically want to empower our female readers as you help your families and other loved ones face these unique challenges. 


What is the Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organization, “Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.”


What can I do for myself and my family during this time?


Additional information and future updates can be found on these websites

Updates on the evolving situation can be found on the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and The Federal Emergency Management Agency websites.