Coronavirus Disease 2019: Learn more about COVID-19
What is it?
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus. A novel coronavirus is a new form of coronavirus that has never been identified before. We are still learning about it.
It is a mild to severe respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It seems to be spreading easily and is community spread.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
• shortness of breath
How can I protect myself?
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
How can I protect others?
• Stay home if you’re sick. If you are around people, wear a facemask.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash. Then wash/sanitize your hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?
• Do you have the symptoms?
• Have you been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed?
• Have you recently been to an effected area?
• Stay home and call your healthcare provider.
To Learn More:
• World Health Organization (WHO)
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
• Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
• DuPage County Health Department
• Stop the Spread of Germs
• Social Distancing
• COVID-19 Symptoms
• EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against COVID-19
• Employee Rights: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• Guidance for the Use of Masks by the General Public
• DuPage County COVID-19 Response Dashboard
Public Service Messages:
• Chief Krestan - April 10, 2020