COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus is a new viral infection that impacts the respiratory system. The coronavirus or offically known as COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020.

The coronavirus more officially known as COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory virus. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020.
Most infected individuals experience mild to moderate symptoms and are able to recover without special treatment. Older populations and those living with pre-existing conditions tend to develop more serious symptoms and may require hospitalization.
The situation is rapidly evolving. For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic in your area, please check your local health department’s website.

Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pains
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    According to the CDC, symptoms may occur between 2-14 days upon exposure to the virus. If you feel unwell, stay at home. If symptoms worsen, contact your healthcare provider and follow their directions.

For more information on COVID-19 please click the link below. This page will be periodically updated as more information becomes available on the virus.



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