Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.
You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19 or from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes, however this is not the primary way the virus is transmitted.
Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. However, since it’s still unknown whether or not vaccinated people can spread coronavirus to others, it’s important to continue to take precautions even after vaccination.
Get vaccinated as soon as it’s available in your community. Consult your doctor if you have questions about whether or not you should take the vaccine.
1. Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
Since there is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
2. Keep a Safe Distance from People Outside Your Household
3. Know what to do if you are sick
relieve your symptoms.
Source: Centers for Disease Control (PDF)