How to Protect
What is the meaning?
Symptoms
FAQ's
Fact vs. Rumor
100

Is there currently a vaccine to prevent COVID-19? 

There is NOT currently a vaccine

100

Quarantine

Separating a person or a group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease in order to prevent the possible spread of the disease. 

Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease. 

For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days. 

100

Symptoms may appear _-_ days after exposure.

2-14

100

Where was the virus first detected?

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

100

We should always follow accurate public health advice. Name 3 reputable sources for information on COVID-19.

CDC, WHO, FEMA

*There are more

200

What is the best way to prevent illness from COVID-19?

Avoid being exposed to the virus.

200

Incubation Period

The span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. 

14 days is the longest incubation period seen for similar coronaviruses. 

200

What are the 3 most common symptoms of COVID-19?

Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath

200

Can I get coronavirus from my pets or other animas?

To date there have been no reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 so there is no reason to think animals might be a source of infection for this coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 

Pets have other types of coronaviruses that can make them sick but these cannot infect people and are not related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

200

Are older people and those with existing conditions the only ones at risk for COVID-19?

RUMOR:

Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of serious illness, but anyone can become sick and symptoms can range from mild to severe regardless of how old you are or if you have other medical conditions. 

300

Name 3 ways you can protect yourself.

Wash hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, put distance between yourself and others, if soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer. 

300

Novel Coronavirus

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. 

300

What are the emergency warning signs for COVID-19?

Trouble Breathing, persistent pain or pressure in chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face. 

*(this is not all inclusive. Consult a medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning)

300

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. 

300

Should I stock up on food and supplies?

RUMOR:

Please only buy what your family needs for a week. Buying for weeks or months of supplies in advance leads to shortages and makes it difficult for other families to take care of themselves.  

400

Name 3 ways you can protect others. 

Stay home if your sick, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw the tissue into an enclosed trash immediately, if you cough or sneeze wash your hands right away, wear a facemark if you are sick, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, avoid spitting in public. 

400

COVID-19

'CO' stands for 'corona' VI stands for 'virus' and 'D' stands for disease and 19 stands for the year (2019) that this disease was first identified.

400

When should you seek medical attention?

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19.

400

Should I avoid shaking hands with others as a greeting? 

Yes! Respiratory viruses can be passed by shaking hands and then touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Greet people with a wave, nod, or a bow instead. 

400

Should I should get tested if I develop a fever and cough.

RUMOR:

No, most people will have mild illness and will recover at home. 

500

What are the 5 steps you should use every time you wash your hands? 

1) Wet 2) Lather 3) Scrub (for at least 20 seconds) 4) Rinse 5) Dry

500

Asymptomatic

Asymptomatic refers to without symptoms. 

Medical terminology lesson: a means without

500

What should you do if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. 

Call your doctor for medical advice.

500

How many people in Oregon have COVID-19?

This number is changing by the hour. Remember to use a reputable source to gather your information. Currently 553 cases reported as of Sunday 3/29/2020. 

500

School is cancelled. Extended spring break! I have more time to hang out with my friends right.

RUMOR:

No, school was cancelled in a effort to create distancing from others to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

Widespread transmission of COVID-19 could translate to large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. Healthcare workers and hospitals may be overwhelmed.

It is important to do our part in social distancing to protect ourselves and others.  

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