Despite misinformation circulating about coronavirus, here are some key facts to remember:

  1. You can spread coronavirus by coughing or sneezing, sending droplets into the air, where they can land on nearby people or surfaces.
  2. The CDC recommended that we wear either medical or cloth masks in public.
  3. The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath.
  1. No one has immunity, and those who are over 65 and/or already have a medical condition are more susceptible.
  1. If you have difficulty breathing, persistent pain or chest pressure, and fatigue, call your healthcare provider.
  1. If you think you have COVID-19, self-isolate for at least 14 days from onset of symptoms.
  1. Over-the-counter cough medicine, pain relievers, and fever reducers can help treat mild cases.
  1. Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients should avoid sharing a bathroom, or disinfect after use when sharing.
  1. Coronavirus can survive several days on surfaces, and a mix of ⅓ cup of bleach per gallon of water can disinfect hard surfaces.
  1. Everyday heroes continue to make an impact, and some of their generous acts are captured in #covidkindness.
  1.  Anxiety is a natural response during this time, but you are not alone and resources are available at CDC.gov.
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