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What You Need To Know About Coronavirus


What is Coronavirus? 

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. 
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. 
  • COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.

 

How Is It Spread? 

  • You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person. 
  • You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. 
  • You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

 

How To Protect Yourself? 

  • There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others. 
  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

How to Practice Social Distancing?

  • Buy groceries and medicine, go to the doctor, and complete banking activities online when possible. 
  • If you must go in person, stay at least 6 feet away from others and disinfect items you must touch. 
  • Get deliveries and takeout, and limit in-person contact as much as possible

 

How to Prevent the Spread? 

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. 
  • Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home. 
  • There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, but you can seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms. 
  • If you need medical attention, call ahead.

 


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