Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Information About Coronaviruses

• Named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus

• Human coronaviruses cause respiratory illnesses.

• Coronaviruses spread person to person through when an infected person coughs or

        sneezes and someone else breathes those droplets in.

COVID-19 Information

• COVID-19 can cause respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe, or even

         deadly.

• Symptoms usually start between 2 to 14 days after infection.

         Symptoms of Coronavirus.

Cases & Latest Updates.

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms please contact the doctor’s office or emergency room before arriving!

 

What Can You Do to Help Reduce the Spread of Illness

• Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

When and How to Wash Your Hands.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact.

Use of cloth face coverings when around others.

• Cover coughs and sneezes.

• Clean and disinfect.

For a more in depth list and information visit How to Protect Yourself & Others.

Important Phone Numbers and Emails

In Illinois:

     o Illinois Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-889-3931

     o Email: dph.sick@illinois.gov

• In Missouri

     o Missouri Coronavirus Hotline: 877-435-8411

     o Email: info@health.mo.gov

Reliable Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

MedlinePlus

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems and Engineering

        (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

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