Coronavirus and Common Cold Prevention

With all of the news surrounding coronavirus, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with information. Coronavirus is a respiratory infection that is spread from person to person as well as through an infected persons’ coughs or sneezes. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The CDC recommends the following for prevention:
  • Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available
  • Cover your mouth using your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick
Call your doctor ONLY if you:
  • Develop symptoms and have been in close contact with an infected person
  • Have recently traveled from an infected area
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