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Covid-19 Let's Work Together

As a community, we can fight this disease together 

Coronavirus, and Covid-19, the illness it causes, is a respiratory disease that spreads rapidly. People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, fatigue, and signs of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms or if you’ve had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus, you may use our assessment tool to determine your risk.

If you suspect you have been exposed or are not feeling well, please contact your primary care provider. You can seek out a community testing site. Do not go to work, the store or other public places.

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.

The coronavirus spreads when droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze is shared with another person. This could be when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but studies suggest it could be a few hours or up to several days.

Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

Use this website to learn more about how we can fight this disease together.