The Center for Disease Control (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The droplets can infect people who are closer than about six feet to the infected person if the droplets land in their mouths or noses or are inhaled into their lungs.
It may also be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). However, transmission is possible when an infected person has mild or no symptoms.
There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Living with others during the pandemic can present challenges and considerations for staying safe. Here are some useful tips to help you stay healthy while sharing your living space (pdf).
Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and respiratory viruses in general (e.g., colds and flu).
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