COVID-19 update

This item appears on page 4 of the June 2020 issue.

At press time, COVID-19 infections had been confirmed in 212 countries or territories, with more than 3.5 million confirmed cases and, of those, more than 250,000 deaths.

As described by the CDC, common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, a dry cough and shortness of breath. Most cases are mild, with people recovering at home, but anyone experiencing a high fever, difficulty breathing or chest pains should seek medical attention. For more information and advice, visit

If you are planning to visit your medical provider because you have COVID-19 symptoms, it’s important to let them know ahead of time so that they can prepare to receive you safely.