Coronavirus- What you need to know to stay up to date!

Here are the facts:

  1. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
  2. Most people infected will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
  3. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
  4. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are believed to be the most contagious when they are the sickest
  • Some spread is possible before people show symptoms; this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads

Additional Information

  • There are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. There are clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
  • Tune in to our COVID-19 Updates Page to stay up-to-date on resources and instructions.
  • Additionally, visit cdc.gov to learn more.



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