All about

COVID-19


Worldwide there have been

54,600,000 cases

resulting in

1,320,000 deaths


How does the virus spread?

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets that get dispersed into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks
The virus may also spread from touching an object or surface with the virus and then touching ones eyes, nose or mouth


Symptoms


Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Emergency warning signs that indicate to seek emergency medical care include:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Prevention

Wash hands often, especially…
Before
  • Eating or preparing food
  • Touching you face
After
  • Using the restroom
  • Leaving a public place
  • Blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Handling your mask
  • Caring for someone sick
  • Touching Animals or pets
If soap and water are not available,
use a hand sanitizer
that contains
at least alcohol
Maintain a
6 feet distance

between yourself and others who are sick or others who do not live in your household

Wear a
mask

Over your nose and mouth in public and around those who do not live in your household

Those without symptoms can still spread the virus

Cover coughs and sneezes

with a tissue or elbow

and wash hands afterwards
Clean and disinfect

frequently touched surfaces


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Testing for COVID-19

involves a viral test,

which involves a swab,

typically nasal, to sample

the respiratory system


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Resting

While some can get better by resting the virus does affect others more seriously

Many who have experienced the disease more severely have had to be hospitalized

Many have had to be put on ventilators and if serious enough the disease can result in death