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Taylor Swift helping Grimey’s employees during pandemic, Rolling Stone reports

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 13:17:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Taylor Swift is helping a beloved Nashville record store during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.

Rolling Stone reports that Taylor Swift is providing Grimey’s New & Preloved Music with money for each employee and three months’ worth of health care.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper issued a “safer at home” order on March 22, which closed nonessential businesses and urged people to stay at home unless they have an essential need.

Grimey’s is just one of many local businesses that has transitioned to online sales in an effort to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus.

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What is COVID-19 (a.k.a. the new coronavirus?)

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Examples include the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID-19 stands for "Coronavirus disease 2019," which is when this strain of the coronavirus was discovered.

What are the symptoms?

The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.

Prevention

The CDC is recommending "common sense" measures such as:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • 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 mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.