What is coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing COVID-19, is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

How does the virus spread?

  • COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another.

    • It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.

      • These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

      • Droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

  • It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. 

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands often!

    • Washing our hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is highly encouraged! Make sure to wash  your hands especially after the following activities:​

      • Before and after eating/preparing food ​

      • Before you touch your face 

      • Bathroom breaks 

      • After coughing or sneezing 

      • After caring for someone sick 

      • After handling a mask

  • If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer!​
     

  • Avoid close contact!
     

  • Clean and disinfect at all times!

Get tested!

  • If you think you or someone you might know is infected with COVID-19, please try to get tested as soon as possible. DeliverIt Pharmacy offers two types of testing and supplies to help you keep your home as clean as possible.

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