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
• The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new
coronavirus that has spread throughout
• 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
KNOW HOW COVID-19 IS SPREAD?
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.
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 other from COVID-19?
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
• Wash your hands often with soap and water
for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least
Someone who has
completed quarantine or
has been released from
isolation does not pose a
risk of infection to
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 w
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
• Get deliveries and takeout,
and limit in-person contact as
much as possible.
Practice Social Distancing
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
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
Know your risk for severe Illness
Everyone is at risk of
• Older adults and people of
any age who have serious
underlying medical conditions
may be at higher risk for more