RICHMOND, Va. -- Essential workers all across Virginia are getting creative while sharing moments of hope and positivity on social media.
A group of nurses at VCU Health came up with their own take on a popular TikTok dance.
Senora Joyner, the first nurse in the video, said dancing helps her squad, known as the "C7 Dream Team," ease some of the stress and anxiety they face serving on the front lines during the pandemic.
Joyner said the group is already planning another dance challenge.
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.