The CDC lists the following as symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Other possible symptoms not listed*
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. It is important to remember that people without symptoms can still spread the virus.
Tips for Protecting Yourself and Others
- Wash your hands often (see below for proper handwashing techniques).
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put 6 feet distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household.
- Wear a mask or face covering when around people who are outside your household.
- Always covering your coughs and sneezes by using the inside of your elbow or a tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Monitor your health.
*All information retrieved from CDC.gov*
Handwashing is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
- Wash your hands often
- Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or sing happy birthday twice
- Only use hand sanitizer when you do not have access to a sink or when your hands are not visibly soiled and wash your hands with soap and water as soon as possible
- Make sure hand sanitizer is at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- When to wash your hands:
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Before eating
- After using the restroom
- After leaving a public place
- Before and after touching your face
- After handling your face covering
- After changing a diaper
- After caring for someone who is sick
- After touching animals or pets
- After touching garbage