Knowing the basics
can save a life
COVID19 has several signs and symptoms that can help identify if someone is infected. It is important to know how to spot the signs of COVID19, and what to do if you suspect you or someone you know might be sick.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a central hub of information about COVID19. We recommend that everyone follows the suggestions of the CDC, the State, and other health officials during this time.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID19:
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
Know How it Spreads
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. COVID19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs, causing infection.