COVID-19 Patient Information

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What is COVID-19 (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 COVID Spread?

  • You can become infected by coming into
    close contact (about 6 feet or two
    arm lengths) with a person who has
    COVID. COVID 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 alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least
    60% alcohol.

Prevent the Spread of COVID if you are Sick

  • 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, but you can seek
    medical care to help relieve
    your symptoms.

For more information, please visit the CDC Website

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