What is COVID-19?
Per WHO, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19.
Less Common Symptoms
1Aches and Pains
• Symptoms are mild and usually begin gradually
• ⅙ people become seriously ill, developing difficulty breathing
• Older populations and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness
There are no current vaccines/treatments for COVID-19, but possible treatments are being researched
Those with the virus are being treated to relieve symptoms
Single-use face masks should be worn whenever outside - use them wisely!
COVID-19 has an incubation period of 1-14 days
Wearing multiple masks
Protect Yourself Against COVID-19
Wash your hands frequently
If handsoap and water aren’t available, then use hand sanitizer with 60%+ alcoholInteractive Handwashing Guide
Practice social distancing
Maintain a 6 feet distance between you and anyone coughing/sneezing.
Try not to leave your house unless necessary.
Limit social gatherings in enclosed spaces.
Practice good respiratory hygiene
The virus is spread through droplets, so cover your mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing.
Do not touch face (eyes, nose, mouth)
Hands can pick up the virus and transfer it to your body through your face.
Monitor your health
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call beforehand.
Follow the advice from healthcare providers and local medical authorities.