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JCNC Cares For You Frequently Asked Questions: Corona virus Disease 2019

posted Mar 8, 2020, 11:28 AM by JCNC Technology

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.

How does the virus spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed illness (symptoms) from others who have not been exposed, in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease. Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of exposure, because 14 days is the longest incubation period seen for similar coronaviruses.

What is community spread?

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.


What JCNC is doing to stop community spread?

Health and safety of members and visitors is our top priority. JCNC has taken following proactive steps:

a)      Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitization services

b)     Deep cleaning of surfaces commonly touched, Example, staircase railings, elevator panels, service counters etc.

c)      Cancelled events and activities up to April 5

d)     Cancelled Private Events up to April 5

e)     Cancelled Shala classes up to April 5

f)       Advised high risks age groups (Seniors, young children, pregnant women) to avoid crowds

g)      Avoid visiting JCNC Bhawan if you are sick or have flu like symptoms

h)     Avoid visiting JCNC Bhawan if you have recently travelled thru high risk countries like Italy, Singapore, Japan, China, South Korea. List is growing


Is JCNC Bhawan and Temple Open?

Yes, both Temple and Bhawan is open. There is no change in visiting hours. Please visit website for more information on visiting hours. However, we advised deferring visit.


What is the status of Shala classes?

For the safety of students, teachers, parents and volunteers we have cancelled all classes up to April 5. For more information please reach out to Ritaben Shah, VP Of Education and Nishant Sabadra, Co VP Of Education.


Are we holding Senior Citizen Mixer this month?

Senior Citizen Mixer of Mar 21 is cancelled. For more information please reach out to Ramnikbhai Gohel or Nitinbhai Shah, Coordinators.


Are we performing daily religious rituals in the Temple?

Yes. Prashantbhai Shah will continue to perform daily religious rituals. For more information please reach out to Rikesh Shah, VP Of Religious Programs and Padmesh Parekh, Co VP Of Religious Programs.


What precautions JCNC taking for safety of its employees?

We have advised our employees to stay away if they are sick or unwell or uncomfortable to come to work. One of our employee (Balbirji) is in high risk age group and we advised him not to come if he is not comfortable. JCNC will ensure our employees are fully paid for any absence due to Coronavirus.


Whom to contact for more information?

Jain Bhawan Facilities: Devkumar Gandhi, Co VP Of Facilities

Religious Programs: Rikesh Shah, Padmesh Parekh, VP and Co VP Of Religious Programs

Education Related: Ritaben Shah, Nishant Sabadra, VP and Co VP Of Education

Private Events: Deepak Shah, Milan Shah, VP and Co VP of Private Events

Please visit website for their telephone and email addresses.