A new coronavirus, first identified in Dec 2019, has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness that the World Health Organization named COVID-19.
Here is information about COVID-19 provided by the CDC.
The virus is usually spread through close person to person contact through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing
Symptoms may develop within 14 days of initial exposure.
In rare cases it can lead to respiratory problems, kidney failure and death
Covid-19 Tips: How to Stay Healthy
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands use hand sanitizer.
Do not shake hands.
Avoid crowds and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.
Cough and sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow and throw the tissue away.
Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home if you feel sick.
Wipe down and sanitize surfaces often.
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
according to the latest local news.
If you are wondering any of the following questions, visit the CDC website at the link below.
- How do I protect myself and my loved ones?
- What symptoms should I look for (that could indicate the Coronavirus)?
- I am older, what extra pre-cautions can I take?
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