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COVID-2019 Facts

As the COVID-2019 pandemic spreads, it is important to know the facts regarding the virus to protect your family and yourself.

According to the CDC:

  • Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnic background.

    "People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19."
  • The risk of getting COVID-19 in the US is currently low.

    "Some people who have traveled to places where many people have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community."
  • Previously quarantined individuals do not pose an infection risk.

    "For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page."

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Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-2019 resemble the flu and common cold.Unlike the flu, diarrhea and upper respiratory symptoms (sneezing, running nose, sore throat) are infrequent. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after initial exposure.
Symptoms include:

  • Dry Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath


Symptoms of COVID-2019 are typically mild, but approxamately 20% of those infected will develop moderate to severe symptoms that require hospitalization

  • Pneumonia
  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Kidney Failure