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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – General Information | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

key information

source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

year: 2020

summary/abstract:

Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 if you are Sick

Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Stay away from others: As much as possible, you stay away from others. You should stay in a specific “sick room” if possible and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

 

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