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The novel-coronavirus is a respiratory disease. The outbreak began in China is caused by a virus known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. (COVID-19). Current symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Information and numbers of confirmed cases changes rapidly. The Center for Disease Control is the most updated site for national and general information. Visit them here.
to see the maryland department of health’s coronavirus cases dashboard go here
KNOW THE FACTS
- Anyone can get sick with the coronavirus regardless of race or ethnicity or age.
- Signs and symptoms include: fever of 100.4 degrees or more, cough, and shortness of breath. Call your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have the virus or if you have recently traveled abroad.
- Protect yourself. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 sec. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Stay home if you are sick, cover your cough or sneeze. Practice social distancing.
- Protect yourself by practicing social distancing. Avoid gatherings and public places that are still open.
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Need help finding food during covid 19? read the list of local sites in both english and spanish here
Caring for children, Tips from the CDC
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MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
psychological first responder self-care health tips here
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
COVID-19 Food Safety guidelines FOR HOME AND BUSINESS
FACT SHEETS FROM THE CDC
For guidance for older adults, click here
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For even more go TO CDC.GOV/CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE FOR PREVENTION TIPS, GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC populations AND MORE.