Who is most at risk from COVID-19?
People of all ages can be infected. Older people, those with compromised immune systems, and people who have serious, underlying or chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
People of all ages should take steps to protect themselves, however, it is especially important for those who are at higher risk to take preventative hand-washing, respiratory and other recommended actions, to reduce their risk.
How does COVID-19 spread?
It is primarily spread through respiratory droplets. To become infected, people generally must be within six feet of someone who is contagious and come into contact with these droplets.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19 and when do they appear?
Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and appear within two to 14 days after exposure.
How is COVID-19 treated?
There is currently no FDA-approved medication for COVID-19. People infected with this virus should receive supportive care such as rest, fluids and fever control, to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses.
What should I do if I have an upcoming appointment and feel sick?
It is important for you to call to reschedule your appointment any time you feel sick.
Are you allowing team members to work while sick?
No. Team members who are showing signs of illness are being instructed not to report to work.