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Fast Facts about COVID-19

What you need to know about COVID-19

  • Coronaviruses are not new, but COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a new strain. 
  • It was first detected in mid-December and has spread rapidly throughout the world.
  • Symptoms of Coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath. Symptoms are similar to other respiratory infections. 
  • There are currently no vaccines or approved medications for COVID-19.
  • Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

How to Reduce the Risk of Getting Sick

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice social distancing (keep 6 feet between you and another person).

When to seek medical attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Indiana 211 has compiled a list of resources specific to COVID-19. For those seeking services within Indiana, you can dial 211 or 1-866-211-9966. You can also find information at https://in211.communityos.org/COVID-19