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