- Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused
by a virus that can spread from person
- The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new
coronavirus that has spread throughout
- COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild
(or no symptoms) to severe illness.
- You can become infected by coming into
close contact (about 6 feet or two
arm lengths) with a person who has
COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread
from person to person.
- You can become infected from respiratory
droplets when an infected person coughs,
sneezes, or talks.
- You may also be able to get it by touching a
surface or object that has the virus on it, and
then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
- There is currently no vaccine to protect
against COVID-19. The best way to protect
yourself is to avoid being exposed to the
virus that causes COVID-19.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid
close contact with others.
- Wear a cloth face covering that covers your
nose and mouth in public settings.
- Clean and disinfect frequently
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least
- Buy groceries and medicine,
go to the doctor, and
complete banking activities
online when possible.
- If you must go in person,
stay at least 6 feet away from
others and disinfect items you
- Get deliveries and takeout,
and limit in-person contact as
much as possible.
- Stay home if you are sick,
except to get medical care.
- Avoid public transportation,
ride-sharing, or taxis.
- Separate yourself from other
people and pets in your home.
- There is no specific treatment
for COVID-19, but you can seek
medical care to help relieve
- If you need medical attention,
- Everyone is at risk of
- Older adults and people of
any age who have serious
underlying medical conditions
may be at higher risk for more