Understanding COVID -19: IN-SERVICE
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What Should you know?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world.
COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild or no symptoms) to severe illness.
Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can
cause people to avoid or reject others
even though they are not at risk for
spreading the virus
For most people, the immediate risk of becoming
seriously ill from the virus
that causes COVID-19 is
thought to be low.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.
KNOW HOW COVID-19 IS SPREAD?
You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19.
COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person.
You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19?
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.
The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others.
Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in public settings.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
When in public, wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze.
Practice Social Distancing
Buy groceries and medicine, go to the doctor, and
complete banking activities online when possible.
If you must go in person, stay at least 6 feet away from others and disinfect items you must touch.
Get deliveries and takeout, and limit in-person contact as much as possible.
Prevent the spread of COVID-19 If you are sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.
There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, but you can seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms.
If you need medical attention, call ahead.
You can help stop COVID-19 by
knowing the signs and symptoms,
which can include:
• Shortness of breath
Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you love has emergency warning signs,
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or not able to be woken
• Bluish lips or face
cdc covid-19 US TRACKER
Explore and understand coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Maps, charts, and data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020
Know your risk for severe Illness
Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions maybe at higher risk for more severe illness.