Frequently Asked Questions
Our Governor released some FAQ’s regarding the new Stay at Home Order.
We’ve gathered some of the most common questions and compiled them for quick reference.
COVID-19 spreads fast and easy. You can be infected and not have any symptoms or only mild symptoms. You may only feel mildly ill, but you could pass it onto someone who becomes severely ill or dies.
Up to 14 days.
It is spread through droplets in the air like sneezing or coughing and that droplet coming into contact with another person either directly or indirectly. It is mainly spread person to person (close contact <6 feet). But may also be spread by indirect means.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, COVID-19 could remain in the air for up to three hours.
Up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel, according to Harvard Medical School Coronavirus Resource Center.
You can have virtually no symptoms and still have COVID-19. By being out and about when it isn’t absolutely necessary, you can spread the virus and not even know it.
There is no approved direct treatment for COVID-19 at this time. The current recommended treatment is supportive care.
The CDC reports ongoing efforts to create a vaccine, but there is no ETA at this time.
Anyone 60 years or older is considered to be at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19. This is true whether or not you also have an underlying medical condition, although the sickest individuals and most of the deaths have been among people who were both older and had chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung problems or diabetes.
The CDC suggests the following measures for those who are at higher risk:
- Obtain several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid cruise travel and nonessential air travel.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
For the worst years of the flu, the amount of critical patients is <0.5%, with COVID-19 data from China, the amount of critical patients was 4.7%
Current data shows that COVID-19 is 3’s more contagious than the flu.
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