Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

COVID-19

What You Should Know

How It Spreads

The virus spreads from person-person. 

-Between people who are in close contact with one another

-Through Respiratory droplets produced from coughing/sneezing

 

People are most contagious when symptomatic.

Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms.

It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Symptoms

Illnesses range from mild-severe/death. 

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

-Fever

-Cough

-Shortness of breath

Prevention & Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

-Clean Your Hands Often

Wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

-Avoid Close Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Take Steps To Protect Others

Stay Home If You're Sick

Stay home if you're sick, except to get medical care. 

Cover Coughs And Sneezes

Cover coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Wear a Face-Mask If You're Sick

 You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a face-mask, then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a face-mask if they enter your room. 

Clean & Disinfect

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty clean them use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

CDC FAQ On COVID-19