Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  1. ABOUT COVID-19
  2. PREVENT THE SPREAD
  3. IF YOU ARE SICK
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What is COVID-19?


COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Diseases from coronaviruses typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Others, like SARS, MERS and COVID-19, cause serious infections like pneumonia. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?


Patients with confirmed COVID-19 typically have mild to severe respiratory illness. The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention 


The best way to protect yourself and your family is to take the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu. 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching face, eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when sick
  • Avoid contact with others when sick
  • Cover mouth and nose with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

Who is at higher risk?

Those at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should stay at home and avoid gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel. The individuals at highest risk include: 
  • People who are 70 years of age and older
  • People of any age with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease (including asthma and COPD), blood disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, endocrine or metabolic disorders, neurological conditions, and those with a compromised immune system
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