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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.

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Take Steps To Protect Others

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Stay Home If You're Sick

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

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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.

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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. 

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Clean & Disinfect

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

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CDC FAQ On COVID-19

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