What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the new respiratory disease spreading around the world and it is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-COV-2. It mainly spreads between people who are in close contact or through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Most common symptoms are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, but this may change as more is learned. Some don't show any symptoms. Others may develop mild to severe illness, roughly 2 - 14 days after exposure. Visit CDC to learn when to get help or testing.
Who is at risk?
Everybody is at risk of getting COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. There is currently no vaccine or cure but researchers are working to find one.