COVID Overview

COVID 101

What is COVID?

SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 virus that can travel through droplets in the air from person-to-person.

Symptoms

Symptoms may start anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. However, a person that has been infected with the virus may not have symptoms. Someone who has been infected but is asymptomatic can still spread the virus.

 

Someone may have any of the following symptoms:

Fever or Chill

Cough

Headaches

Fatigue

Sore Throat

Loss of Taste or Smell

Shortness of Breath

Nausea or Vomiting

Muscle or Body Aches

How does Covid-19 spread?

  • Close contact with a sick person, such as from speaking with them, touching or shaking hands
  • If a sick person coughs or sneezes on you
  • Traveling to an area with a high number of confirmed cases

Protect yourself and your loved ones

  • Vaccines – You cannot get Covid-19 from a Covid-19 vaccine.
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Regular self-testing if available

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