1. What is COVID-19?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day. Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.
2. Where should I go to get tested?
Contact your Healthcare Provider and or Local Health Department for testing sites in your area.
3. How to avoid contracting COVID-19? Get vaccinated.
Wash your hands frequently and for 20 seconds, social distancing by remaining six feet apart, avoid large crowds, and wear a mask covering both your nose and mouth.
4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include but not limited to; Fever, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, loss of smell, loss of taste, sneezing, cough, nasal congestion, running nose, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle aches/pain, sore throat.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your Healthcare provider for further evaluation. If symptoms are severe call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
5. Which is better to use when cleaning your hand from COVID-19, soap and water or hand sanitizer?
According to the CDC, the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
This information is for educational purposes only. It should not be used to diagnose or treat Coronavirus. Please contact your local healthcare provider for further evaluation.