What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. People with COVID-19 sometimes have a cough, fever, feel like it’s hard to breathe, or even lose their sense of taste or smell. Other symptoms include congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, headache, nausea or vomiting, muscle pain or fatigue, sore throat or chills. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
How To Isolate
- Stay home from work, classes and social gatherings, even if you feel healthy.
- Watch for signs that you are sick, like a cough, fever or a headache. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you might make others sick.
- Wash your hands
- Stay separate from others as much as possible, including the people in your household
- Don’t share personal items, such as silverware or glasses with anyone in your house. • Use a different bathroom if you have one.
See a doctor right away if you have emergency warning signs. These Include:
- Struggling to breathe
- Bluish lips or face Constant
- chest pain or pressure
- Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- Acting confused
- Difficult to wake up
- Slurred speech
- New seizure or seizures that won’t stop