A Message About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Dear NWI Wellness Community,
The National Wellness Institute, since 1977, has been leading the efforts to drive wellness and health in our communities, our workplaces and for each other. This has and will not waver. We are keeping a close eye on the news and updates given from the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the COVID-19. We are taking advice and guidance from the appropriate organizations seriously and are using it to develop our future plans.
As of the writing of this email, the 45th Annual National Wellness Conference will still occur July 20-22, as well as our preconference workshop and certificate courses.
As always, we'll continue to bring you informative and engaging online training you can access from your home or office.
NWI would like to share some precautions we are putting in place to ensure we take the safest course of action:
- NWI is monitoring all news and updates regarding COVID-19 and will take appropriate action.
- NWI is receiving the latest information available from WHO, CDC and, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, as well as keeping a close eye on updates from officials in Orlando, Florida.
- NWI is working hard to assist partners and other health and wellness organizations to ensure the health and safety of their members, employees, and communities.
- NWI is placing heavy emphasis on personal hygiene, as is the recommendation of health officials.
- NWI will remain available for any questions as requested, and welcome inquiries regarding Conference status updates.
There isn’t a vaccine to prevent or cure COVID-19, so NWI will follow the CDC recommendations on the best way to prevent infection. Please follow these preventative actions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
NWI believes in preparing, not scaring. The COVID-19 is estimated to last longer and be more easily transferrable, with ranging severity of symptoms. Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html and check back to our website and our social media for any updates, as they are received.