What we all need to know about the Coronavirus
(Sunday - November 21, 2021) -

Get vaccinated. Vaccines are widely available.

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills - Cough -  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing -  Fatigue - Muscle or body aches - Headache - New loss of taste or smell - Sore throat - Congestion or runny nose - Nausea or vomiting - Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

Trouble breathing -  Persistent pain or pressure in the chest - New  confusion - Inability to wake or stay awake - Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Learn more on cdc.gov

Get vaccinated. Vaccines are widely available.

If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.

Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to you.

Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces daily. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Monitor your health daily.

Learn more on cdc.gov

Get vaccinated. Vaccines are widely available.


What to do if you feel that you may be experiencing Covid symptoms

Self care

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

Stay home except to get medical care.

Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.

Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.

If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.

Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a mask.

This information is for informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

Learn more on cdc.gov

 

Medical treatments

Treatments used for COVID-19 should be prescribed by your healthcare provider. People have been seriously harmed and even died after taking products not approved for COVID-19, even products approved or prescribed for other uses. Your healthcare provider will decide on what approach to take for your treatment.

Your healthcare provider also may recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses.

Taking medications, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever.

Drinking water or receiving intravenous fluids to stay hydrated.

Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus.

 

If someone is showing emergency warning signs, get medical care immediately. Emergency warning signs include:  

 

Trouble breathing -  Persistent pain or pressure in the chest - New  confusion - Inability to wake or stay awake - Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Learn more on cdc.gov