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COVID 19 Information

Stay Home When You are Sick

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Current studies show that the risk of being infected with Coronavirus can be reduced by washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer, not touching you face with dirty hands, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects, and avoiding unnecessary travel. Please follow the CDC guidelines for self quarantine available HERE.

Click HERE for current travel related advice and updates from CDC.

 

 

 

Wash Your Hands!

Cover Your Cough and Sneeze

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Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19.

Click HERE to Learn more about COVID-19.

Click HERE to find local trends of COVID-19 cases 

 

How COVID-19 Spreads

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The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Symptoms of COVID-19

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Steps to Prevent Illness

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and waterClean your hands often

Illustration: Woman quarantined to her homeAvoid close contact

man in bedStay home if you’re sick except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

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man wearing a maskWear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

cleaning a counterClean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Complete disinfection guidance