GET THE FACTS
Misinformation is one of the most dangerous threats in regards to COVID-19. Check each source and go to the CDC or your State Health Department for accurate information. All of the information below is sourced from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
KNOW IF YOU’RE AT RISK
More at-risk groups are:
In your 70s or older
Suffer from long-term respiratory or lung disease, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or if you are a chronic smoker
Suffer from long-term neurological conditions
A weakened immune system, either as a result of a medical condition like HIV or AIDS, or as a result of medications like corticosteroids or chemotherapy.
A body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above (being severely obese)
People with complex health problems – this group includes people who:
Have had an organ transplant and take medication to suppress their immune system
Have cancer and are currently having active chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment
Have blood or bone marrow cancer (like leukemia, lymphoma) and are at any stage of treatment
Have severe respiratory/lung conditions like cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
Have diseases of the body systems, autoimmune disorders and diseases