Coronavirus Information

Good Hygiene Practices Are Key in Prevention

Whether concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or the flu, there's really no substitute for good hygiene as the key to prevention.  As noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are a few crucial things you can do to decrease your chances of infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

If you are sick, don't go to the hospital -- call your provider or consider using telemedicine to determine whether you need to be tested or seek medical attention. Check out telemedicine options on RokketMed here.  In addition to self-pay, most private insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, cover telemedicine visits. 

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.  If you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 OR have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19contact a provider today!

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*  

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
Symptoms fever.
Symptoms cough.


symptoms shortness of breath

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The best source for information is the CDC or your county/city health department.  Your local health department will have specific guidance based on local risk factors.  For in-depth information about the coronavirus, visit  Basic information factsheets:  English  |  En Español  If you're sick:   English  |  En Español

Latest Info About the Virus:  World Health Organization (WHO); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases (A global dashboard)