Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

"What you should know about the Coronavirus?"

  • What is the Coronavirus?

    • Coronavirus was first discovered late 2019 in China. "Covid-19" is the name given to the virus to represent "coronavirus disease 2019".​​

  • How is the virus cured?

    • ​There is currently no cure for the virus. Scientist around the world are working to develop a cure and/or vaccination for the virus. The only for sure way to ensure you are safe from the virus is to practice social distancing. ​​​​

  • How will I know if I have the coronavirus?

    • The only for sure way to know you have the virus is through testing. 

    • If you have the coronavirus you may experience any of the following:

      • Cough

      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

      • Fever

      • Chills

      • Muscle pain

      • Sore throat

      • New loss of taste or smell

  • Who can get the Coronavirus?​

    • ​Anyone can get the Coronavirus, Although some are more likely to get sick and others may have very mild to no signs  of having the virus. This is why the social distancing, hand washing, and wearing the proper protection is extremely important.​​​​​​​

  • ​How is the virus transmitted?

    • The coronavirus is spread through close person-to-person contact. It is transmitted through respiratory droplets through coughing, sneezing, and talking. 

  • How to prevent getting the disease?

    • ​Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

    • Wash your hands after using the restroom, going to public places, though frequently used objects, blowing your nose, coughing, and sneezing. 

    • Use hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available. 

    • Avoiding touching your face (this includes eyes, nose, and mouth).

    • Practice social distancing. This means staying at home only with your immediate relatives; avoiding close contact and avoid unessential contacts.

    • Wear mask during essential travel and stay at least 6 feet away from other people. 

    • Cover your mouth and nose 

    • Stay away from crowds and social gathering.​

Sources:

Center for Disease Control 

Louisiana Department of Health and Hosptials

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