How do you know if you have coronavirus?

With the corona virus reaching the United States in early january, the number of cases in the US has spiked in the last weeks of March taking Texas under it's wing.

Fever

This is the main symptom of coronavirus. If you do not have a fever, the odds of you having COVID19 are very low.

Cough

During spring, a cough or sneeze can be quite common. While coughing is one of the main symptoms of COVID19, just because you have a cough does not mean that you have the coronavirus.

Tiredness

Fatiuge is one of those symptoms that comes with a variety of sickeness. Be cautious, stay hydrated, eat well, and take vitamins to reduce the chances of fatigue.

Difficulty Breathing

Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing is one of the four most common symptoms of coronavirus. If you are feeling any of these symptoms, please contact your local doctors office to get tested.

Resources

There are multiple ways that you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 or help out local businesses that may be struggling. Click on the posts below to get more information.

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How to Help Flatten The Curve

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5 Ways that you can help local businesses

A lot of local restaurants have added curbside or delivery services to their business to attract customers who do not want to risk getting COVID19. If people stop going to their favorite restraurants for a couple of months, they may not have that restaurant in a couple of months.

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Hear How CoronaVirus is Effecting Others.

Everyone is going through the coronavirus together, and while we may seem very disconnected we are more connected than ever through technology.

Things that you can do to stay busy during self-quarentine

Many people went from working at a job all day to not working at all or working remotely. This shift from going out to staying in can be a really painful for some people, as they are breaking their routines.

Complete small tasks around the house that you have been neglecting.

Now that we have been forced to stay at home, we can knock all of those small tasks off of our lists like replacing lightbulbs that have been out for a bit too long, or re-organizing the kitchen cabinets. Cleaning out the attic is another one of those things that may be on your list but you have never got around to it. This is the perfect time to do all of these things, and feel productive!

Try to become famous on social media

This is the perfect time to get on social media and start making a name for yourself.

New social medias like Tik Tok are really easy to gain organic views. Post 2-5 times a day with relevant hashtags and you may be able to gain a fair amount of followers. Watch the For You page and see what hashtags are popular, and then make content surrounding those hashtags. These are just some easy ways to start gaining a following on Tik Tok.

Relax.

Sometimes, all we need to do is relax a little bit. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and just appreciate the things around you. Ignore the stress for a minute and then keep going. Be sure to take time out of your day to get up from your desk or couch to stretch and get blood flowing. This will help you stay focused on tasked, and maintain a level head while working from home. This is something that can be incorperated, and even continued after the self-isolation is over.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is novel coronavirus?

According to the CDC, the novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal iconexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Why is the disease being called coronavirus or COVID-19

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

How does the Virus Spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

How can I prevent the virus from spreading?

Preventing the virus from spreading can be done by maintainging a distance of 6-feet or more from any other person if you must go outside. The best way to prevent spread is to stay in self-quarentine for 2 weeks until the virus has time to dissapear from surfaces.

Tell Your Story

Everyone is being affected by COVID-19, each in their own way. We want to hear yours.

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