What is COVID-19?
COVID -19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that can affect organs involved in breathing, including your lungs, nose, and throat. It is diagnosed with a laboratory test.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. COVID-19 can be severe, and some cases have caused death.
How can I help protect myself?
The new coronavirus can be spread from person to person. There is no coronavirus vaccine yet. To protect yourself:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
What if I am sick?
If you are sick, you should:
How do I care for someone who is sick?