Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. Infected people have a wide
ange of symptoms including:
- No symptoms
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath of difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
For many people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from this virus is thought to be low. However, some people have an increased risk for more serious complications due to prior health issues. That’s why it is so important everyone follows these simple steps.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, sneezing, going to the bathroom and eating or preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) from other individuals.
- Wear a face covering if you are unable to maintain social distancing.
- Minimize the number of trips to the grocery store/etc. to lessen possible exposure.
- Avoid groups of more than 10 people (ideally) but no more than 25 people.
- If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your heath care
provider to discuss whether you need to be tested.
- If you have travelled to states that are having high rates of this disease, or have
family/friends visiting from these states, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.
Since some people infected with COVID-19 do not show any symptoms, you don’t
necessarily know if you’ve been exposed. SO DO IT FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND OTHERS!