Health professionals are advising for everyone to stay home and practice proper hand washing techniques. According to the Center for Disease Control, there is currently 85,356 cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of March 27, 2020. The number of infected individuals have surpassed that of other countries such as China and Italy. As more and more individuals test positive for the novel coronavirus, there is a higher risk for this respiratory illness to spread in our communities. Unless you are a healthcare professional or providing essential services, it is advised that you stay home and wash your hands to protect our community.
Watch for Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms reported range from mild to severe illness and can result to death. Remember that vulnerable populations remain at higher risk for contracting this virus including the elderly, immunocompromised, people with pre-existing health conditions, among others.
After 2-14 days from exposure, these symptoms may appear:
- Shortness of breath
Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19
If you or anyone you know develop any of the following symptoms, please get medical attention immediately.
- Trouble breathing
- Bluish lips or face
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Feelings of confusion
Keep yourself and your family protected. Stay home and follow basic hygiene practices of proper hand washing.