What is COVID-19?
An infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered Coronavirus. This coronavirus is
not the same as other common coronaviruses that cause more mild illness, like the common
How does it spread?
It spreads through:
- Person-to-person contact (people who are within 6 feet of each other)
- Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales that
another person either:
- Inhales or
- Touches and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth
What are the most common symptoms?
Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus and can range from mild to severe.
Other less common symptoms include: aches & pains, sore throat, nasal congestion & diarrhea.
How can we prevent it?
There are multiple precautions to take to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19: