Our world is currently responding to an infectious respiratory pandemic rapidly spreading from person to person by the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the disease known as Covid-19. Various parts of the United States are experiencing different levels of Covid-19 activity, however, all 50 states have CDC-reported cases of Covid-19.
People who contracted the virus have reported symptoms ranging from mild to severe. There are even cases of Covid-19 where an individual who tested positive did not have any symptoms. Symptoms of Covid-19 can appear any time from 2-14 days after exposure. These symptoms include:
Everyone is at risk for contracting Covid-19, but some are at higher risk than others:
Covid-19 can be spread from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. A person could also become infected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Everyone must do their part in order to help flatten the curve and decrease the spread of Covid-19. Here are ways to prevent the spread: