All Prepared Heroes are on high alert with the Corona Virus. And rightfully so. With so little known about this virus and a massive amount of misinformation it's hard to know the real story.
There has been concern about receiving any packages or mail from Overseas. Our factories and warehouses are located all over the world and this includes China.
Here are the facts from the World Health Organization authority:
Yes, it is safe. People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. From previous analysis, we know coronaviruses do not survive long on objects, such as letters or packages.
At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against various common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.
No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.
The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts.
Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.
The CDC also addresses Corona Virus transmission in their FAQ:
source: World Health Organization