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Posted on: March 2, 2020

The Virus that Causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 virus to be a global pandemic.


To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus developments, you can sign up for the latest CDC updates

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. At this time, CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What precautions can I take?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it. Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:

  • Get a flu vaccine
  • If you have been prescribed flu antivirals, take as directed
  • Take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds, especially:
      • after using the bathroom
      • before eating
      • after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least sixty percent (60%) alcohol
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who appear to be sick
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and immediately throw the tissue in the trash
    • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne.

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