The best way for us to fight COVID-19 is to be aware of the symptoms, and take all preventative measures possible.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
• Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
Emergency warning signs include:
•Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
Take steps to protect yourself from the virus:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home if you are sick, except to seek medical attention.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.
Remember to clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
For more information and resources, visit the CDC website.