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What does COVID-19 stand for?

COVID-19 is the acronym for Corona Virus Disease 2019. COVID-19 is caused by a virus known as “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2).

What is a pandemic?

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic – which is the worldwide spread of a new disease. The designation does not refer to the severity or deadliness of a disease.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 can be spread from person to person.  It is diagnosed with a laboratory test.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID-19.*

*COVID-19 infection rarely causes a runny nose.