Coronavirus symptoms, and preventing the spread of germs

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.
 
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
 
 
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Riverside County health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential travel to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits.
Read the full press release here.
This is an infographic that describes the new public health recommendation to cover your face.
The press release can be found in Spanish here.
 
Take steps to lower your risk of getting sick with COVID-19. Play the video below, for advice from experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on things you should do to protect yourself from Covid-19.
 
 
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The following links provide updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
Social distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow down the
spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space between individuals who
may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to minimize the number of gatherings as much
as possible and to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be
modified, postponed, or canceled. Achieving space between individuals of approximately six feet is advisable. 
 
Image of a man and a woman practicing social distancing
 
Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Play the video below, for some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
 
For more information on this topic, visit the Child Mind website.
 
The following links provide updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.