How do I know if I have the coronavirus?
People with COVID-19 generally develop symptoms such as mild respiratory ailments and fever, usually 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period is 5-6 days, range is 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild symptoms and recover.
How does the coronavirus spread?
The novel coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. A study done by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found that infectious viruses could remain in the air for up to three hours.
Sources: cdc.gov, health.harvard.edu
What is the “shelter-in-place” order?
Governor Newsom issued a Shelter-in-Place Order (went into effect on March 19th, 2020) requiring all individuals living in the State of California are to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. While it is required for California residents to stay at home, the Shelter-in-Place order differs from a lockdown as residents are allowed to go outside for essential activities so long as they maintain a safe social distance of six feet from people who aren’t part of your household. California residents are allowed to go outside for exercise, a walk, or fresh air. However, gyms currently are and will be closed