TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) BASIC INFORMATION:
What to Do If You Are Sick – Symptoms of COVID‑19 may show up 2‑14 days after exposure. The steps you should take if you think you are sick with COVID‑19 depend on whether you have a higher risk of developing severe illness.
High-Risk Individuals – People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID‑19.
Symptoms of COVID-19 – Patients with COVID‑19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include: Fever, Cough & Shortness of Breath.
Prevention of COVID-19 – DSHS recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID‑19:
Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
How COVID-19 Spreads – Current understanding about how the virus that causes COVID‑19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
(Works Cited & Source Page: dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus)