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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

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Guidance on the Coronavirus from the Office of Congressman James Clyburn

Below are helpful tips, resources, and updated information from the CDC about the coronavirus.




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Please note that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Prevention & Treatment

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spay or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap is not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

**The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to prevent themselves from respiratory diseases. Facemasks should be worn by people showing symptoms, health care workers, and people taking care of someone in close proximities (i.e. home care or health care facilities).

What to do if you are sick

Stay home except to get medical care.

Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.

Call ahead before visiting the doctor.

Wear a facemask.

Cover your coughs and sneezes.

Clean your hands often.

Avoid sharing personal items.

Clean all "high-touch" surfaces daily.

**Monitor your symptoms and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.

Additional Information

CDC Coronavirus Fact sheet

CDC Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment

CDC Coronavirus Confirmed Cases and Updates