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What is COVID-19?


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new, or “novel” coronavirus. Coronaviruses cause respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold.

How does it spread?


COVID-19 spreads through droplets from sneezes and coughs. It also spreads through close contact with others, including handshakes and sharing food or drinks.

What are the symptoms?


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some people also experience body aches and a sore throat.

Who is most at risk?


Older adults, people of any age who have other medical conditions, and pregnant women may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Protect yourself and your community.


Only make needed trips.

  • Stay home as if possible. Especially if you are sick.
  • Be extra cautious if you or a loved one is more likely to get sick from COVID-19.
  • Order groceries online for pick up or delivery.

Going to work or the grocery store?


Wear a face mask. Use hand sanitizer. Keep your distance.

  • You can clean the handles of the grocery cart or basket with hand sanitizer or an antiseptic wipe.
  • Keep 6 feet of space between you and others, even in the checkout line.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 you should...


Stay home. Watch for symptoms.

Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath
Chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
Loss of taste or smell

Symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.

If you have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms...


Stay in isolation until…

24 hours after your fever is gone without using medicine.
AND
Your other symptoms have improved (for example, cough or shortness of breath).
AND
Ten days after your symptoms started.

Call 9-1-1 if you experience the emergency warning signs of COVID-19


  • Trouble breathing
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest
  • Sudden confusion
  • Being unable to respond to others
  • Blue lips or face

Symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.