In light of the ongoing recent outbreak of coronavirus, here is some information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that will help you and your family stay informed and safe.
Symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of coronavirus.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, click here to learn more about how the coronavirus may affect you.
- If you travel frequently , click here to learn more about travel procedures and best practices.
- If you are a business owner, click here to learn more about strategies you can use to protect your customers and employees.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you believe you are sick, click here to follow the CDC's recommended procedures , which include:
- Stay at home except to get medical care.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Wear a face mask.
The federal government has taken steps to ensure that travelers do not spread the virus in the United States, including travel restrictions from affected countries such as China, Iran, Italy and South Korea, and has declared a public health emergency that has allowed for the utilization of reserve funding to help support response efforts.
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