Key Facts about COVID-19

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after someone is exposed to the virus and can include fever, chills, and cough.
  • Some people who are infected may not have symptoms, which is why everyone should take everyday preventive actions.
  • Anyone can have severe illness from COVID-19, especially older adults and people of any age with underlying conditions.
  • If you test positive or negative for any COVID-19 test, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others.