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The Coronavirus is a topic that has many people, understandably, worried. Good news is that there are no confirmed cases of the disease in Utah at the time this post goes online. To better help everyone understand the Coronavirus, the Utah Department of Health has made some flyers that you can look at (you’ll have to click on the links below). The information on the flyers will also be shared below the flyers.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This illness can be mild. However, in some cases it is severe enough to requite hospitalization. If you have been to mainland China within 14 days and are experiencing these symptoms, seek medical care immediately and tell your healthcare provider about your symptoms and travel.
Who is at risk?
- Recent travelers from mainland China. This does not include Taiwan, Macau, or Hong Kong.
- Individuals with close contact to a person with COVID-19.
- Current risk to the general public is low.
How is it spread?
- Through the air after coughing or sneezing.
- Close personal contact with an infected person.
- Touching an object that has the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
What are the symptoms?
- Shortness of breath
- Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
To prevent illness:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
Reduce Your Risk of Coronavirus
- Avoid close contact with anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms
- Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer)
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Use a tissue or a flexed elbow
- If you develop a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing and have traveled to mainland China in the past 14 day, seek medical care immediately. Call ahead to tell your healthcare provider about your travel and symptoms.