ASL COVID-19 General Information

Covid-19. The Coronavirus.

Austin Public Health is currently monitoring an outbreak that has been caused by a new corona virus.This virus is also known as Covid-19.

The outbreak from this virus has been identified as originating in Wuhan, China.

The United States has declared that this is a public health emergency due to the ability of the Covid-19 virus to spread.

Cases of infection from the virus have been identified in the United States.

In this video, we will be covering prevention, how Covid-19 is spread, and what the symptoms of infection look like.

In this section we will be talking about different ways in which you can protect yourself from Covid-19.

The first is to wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds. If soap and water is not available, you can use hand sanitizer, but be sure to be thorough.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

If you see someone that is sick, do your best to avoid them.

If you yourself are sick, stay home.

If you need to sneeze or cough, be sure to do it into a tissue, and after you have thrown the tissue away, be sure to wash your hands once again.

Finally, be sure to clean commonly touched things often.

What are some of the ways in which the Covid-19 virus can be transmitted?

If someone is already infected with the virus, they can potentially pass the virus on through a number of ways.

They can cough or sneeze on another person, and their water droplets can trasmit the virus.

Close contact, such as hugging, shaking hands, or kissing can also cause infection.

The virus can also be found on surfaces, and if someone touches those surfaces, and then touches their eyes, nose, or lips, they can possibly become infected.

The symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, coughing, and a shortness of breath.

If you have recently been traveling, and/or you are experiencing the listed symptoms, it is recommended that you contact your doctor.

Explain to your healthcare provider your situation so that they can best help develop a course of action.

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