WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus, which can cause mild to severe respiratory illness, was first identified in Wuhan, China, and has now spread globally, including the United States. There is a limited information available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with COVID-19 but it likely spreads to others when a person show signs or symptoms of being sick (e.g., fever, coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, etc.).
According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK
According to the CDC, if you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness are are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 , contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick: