What’s My Risk of Getting COVID-19? We’re all at risk of developing COVID-19, which is a type of the coronavirus that’s spread through airborne particles. Some of us, though, are at a higher risk. That includes those who are age 65 and older, as well as anyone who is immune-compromised. People in those populations should take even more precautions to stay safe.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
What Exactly Is Social Distancing?We’ve all heard the term “social distancing” a ton. But do you really know what it means? The best way to understand its meaning is to reframe it as physical distancing. You can still be social, but you need to limit close contact with others during this time. That means avoiding large gatherings and staying six feet away from others when outside your home.
Other Ways to Prevent COVID-19
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds at a time.
- Disinfect commonly touched surfaces and objects often.
- Limit time spent outside the home as much as possible.
- If age 2 or older, wear a cloth face covering when around others.
- Avoid contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms.