Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
The illness spreads easily when in close contact with an infected person or from their respiratory droplets from a coughs or sneeze.
It is possible for an infected person to spread the virus 48 hours before they show any symptoms.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure takes place.
At this time there are no known vaccines or treatments for the virus. Those with underlying issues such as diabetes, respiratory disease, and cancer as well as the elderly are at higher risk of becoming severely ill.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste and smell
What To Do If You Test Positive For COVID-19
Seclude yourself from others at home.
When possible, use a separate bathroom and designate a room to seclude in while recovering.
Take over-the-counter medication.
Sanitize all common surfaces and objects you may come in contact with to avoid spreading germs.
Closely monitor your symptoms and call 911 if you have trouble breathing.
How To Practice Social Distancing
Buy your groceries, medicine online when possible
Order delivery rather than takeout
Stay at least 6 feet away from others
Wash and your hands frequently
Sanitize surfaces or items before touching them
Wear a face covering in public