The Coronavirus, COVID-19, is an official global pandemic – infecting the world with fear and panic.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that COVID-19 meets the definition for “severe acute respiratory syndromes” set forth in Executive Order 13674.  Therefore, this novel coronavirus is a “quarantinable communicable disease,” as defined by Executive Order 13295, as amended by Executive Orders 13375 and 13674.  Corporations and the government, to include the military, are prohibiting employees from traveling and attending mass events.  Schools are closing and traditional universities are canceling in person classes and now conducting classes online.  As information continues to flow about COVID-19 pertaining to how severe and rapidly it is spreading we find it necessary to try and provide more information to assist informing you, our members, and our community of ways to help prevent contracting the virus. To find out more check out the North Carolina Covid 19 information Hub.