Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person, including by people who appear to have no symptoms.
Coronavirus can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. You may also get the virus by touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to prevent the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Although most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild symptoms, up to 20% of people will be hospitalized with this virus and some may die. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus. In this Patient Toolkit, you will find information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and risk factors for severe disease, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
Click on the links below to begin exploring the COVID FRONTLINE initiative.