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.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
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.
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.*
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
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
Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a facemask if you are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.