People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), maybe more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
People may experience:
- Difficulty breathing (severe cases)
- DO THE FIVE
- HANDS: Wash them often
- ELBOW: Cough into it
- FACED: don't touch it
- FEET: Stay more than 3ft apart
- FEEL: sick? Stay home
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
CALL BEFORE YOU GO
Call your health care provider or County Health Department if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and returned from international travel or a cruise in the last 14 days.
WASH FOR 20 SEC.
Wash hands often with soap and water – 20 seconds or longer (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces.
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters.