Health Guidance

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Coronavirus symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Who can get COVID-19?

Anyone can get COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma are at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

How can you stay healthy?

  • Stay home except for essential needs and activities.
  • Practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet away from people.
  • Wear a face covering in public outings or when interacting with people you do not live with.
  • When wearing a face covering it must cover your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow or a tissue. Wash hands afterwards.
  • Avoiding social gatherings with people who do not live in your household.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • If you think you have COVID-19 or have been potentially exposed, get tested.

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself and others.

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