As the coronavirus epidemic reaches Montgomery County, many remain troubled and not knowing what is next. The cases of coronavirus have spread and currently, four Montgomery County residents tested positive.
One of the patients, a man in his 60s who was traveling overseas before was hospitalized. Another resident, a woman in her 80s was also diagnosed with coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. She too, was traveling overseas before she tested positive.
As of Sunday, the residents of Maryland that have COVID-19 have increased to five. However, a press release on Sunday revealed that the cases “appear to be no major concerns over exposure risk to the community.”
Symptoms of COVID-19 include, coughing, fever and shortness of breath. In some cases can result in death. Although there isn’t a vaccine to cure coronavirus, NIH projects to have a vaccine by 2021.
Through this chaos, the county is implementing a remote teaching plan. If the virus were to reach the locality of the students, teaching would continue through the internet. All educational videos and teaching guides would be provided to continue education and classroom learning.
County health officials, however, believe that the residents and students are at low risk of catching the disease. They also state they recommend washing your hands and staying home if sick as these things can only benefit you.
As school continues at the moment, officials remain convinced that the spreading of coronavirus to the students in Montgomery County stays minimal.