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.
     • fever
     • cough
     • 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