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COVID-19



Who is at risk for developing severe illness?

While we are still learning about how Coronavirus affects people, the elderly, the very young, and those with underlying medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart problems, are more likely to develop serious illness more often than others.

 
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Do antibiotics help cure Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus, therefore antibiotics will not work. Do not take antibiotics to treat of prevent Coronairus unless it has been prescribed by your physician specifically for Coronavirus.

 
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What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The most common symptoms of Coronavirus are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may also experience flu-like symptoms, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some may have no symptoms at all. The elderly, the very young, and those with underlying medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart problems, are more likely to develop serious illness.

 
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How Is It Spread?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is primarily spread through respiratory droplets. It is also possible that a person can get Coronavirus by touching their mouth/nose/eyes/face after touching a surface or object already contaminated with the virus.

 
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How Long Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Live On Surfaces?

Currently, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is believed to live on clothing for 6 to 8 hours, and on hard surfaces for up to 3 days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

 
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So What Can I do to Help Prevent Infection?

  • Wash your hands often and correctly. Here's how
  • Use hand sanitizer often. Here's how
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and avoid touching your face
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Maintain social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from people. Avoid large gatherings and refrain from handshaking.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least twice daily (e.g. tables, doorknobs, cabinet handles, light switches, cell phones, tablets, keyboards, faucets, toilets, steering wheels, etc.). More Information
  • If you feel sick, STAY HOME and all your physician
 
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How do I know if I'm cleaning the surfaces in my home effectively?

We have lots of information about cleaning and disinfecting. Go there now

 
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