Today there have been quite a few new threads on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most follow the same trajectory of jokes, memes, snark and plain old misinformation. Four out of five doctors would not recommend you get your medical advice from a Vegas Message Board, and that fifth doctor is kind of a quack. For specific information about COVID-19, please see the Center For Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or similar website. For now, the best thing to do is follow the procedures recommended to NOT get the virus: CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. As of this date, no hotel/casino in Las Vegas is being affected by the virus. There has been some speculation about large conferences or the WSOP being cancelled or rescheduled, but so far nothing has been decided. Moderators will add further information to this thread as it becomes available from reliable sources. For moderator sanity and specifically for the purpose of making sure we don't share misinformation or cause undue alarm, all other threads on the Virus will be removed. If you feel something needs to be added to this thread, please feel free to use the Report link in any message in this thread to send a message to the moderators about it. In the future, we will reconsider this policy as conditions change in and around Las Vegas. Thank you for understanding.