Instructional Packets for Remote Learning

Word to Know

  • • Coronavirus – A large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.

    • COVID-19 – Abbreviation for the coronavirus disease 2019, a disease caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

    • Social Distancing – Measures intended to limit the movement of people in order to interrupt the transmission of infectious, contagious diseases.

    • Isolation – Separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

    • Quarantine – Separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

    • Community Spread – When people have been infected with the virus in an area and some are not sure how or where they became infected.

    • Epidemic – Affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community or region at the same time.

    • Pandemic – Occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population.

    • Presumptive Positive - Individuals with at least one respiratory specimen that tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 at a state or local laboratory


    Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary