RICHMOND, Va. -- Clelin Ferrell, a Richmond native and Las Vegas Raider football player, announced he would donate $100,000 to Richmond relief efforts.
The crisis fund provides one-time grants to families suffering from the effects of COVID-19.
“Knowing who I am means knowing how much my hometown, Richmond, Virginia means to me,” Ferrell said. “There’s something special about the people from this city and how we are built."
Ferrell, 22, played football at Clemson University and was a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
"I love y’all and stay strong, stay safe, and always stay Richmond!” Ferrell said.
Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.
COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.
Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.Avoid non-essential travel.