What is COVID-19?

The novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a new respiratory disease that is spread person-to-person and is highly infectious. There is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 at this time.

High risk patients include adults over 60 and those with medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease. Those at a higher risk of infection are encouraged to take extra precautions as to not contract the virus. Extra precautions can include stocking up on supplies, avoiding crowds, stay home as much as possible and keep away from others who are sick.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Anyone with concerns about similar symptoms should call their health care provider. Do not attempt to visit an emergency room unless you are injured or are in need urgent care.

You can contact the Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line with any questions at 1-877-857-2945 between 10 am and 10 pm every day.

The Center for Disease Control recommends preventative safety measures like social distancing to help control the spread of the virus.

Source: CDC

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