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Coronavirus Response for STBC

Coronavirus Disease 2019

(COVID-19)

Coronavirus: What is it?

Coronaviruses, a large family of viruses, cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe disease (MERS) and (SARS)

Common Symptoms of COVID – 19:

Fever, tiredness, dry cough (some will also have aches & pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea) – (mild – and gradual).

Most (~80%) recover from the disease without needing special attention. One out of every six (1 of 6) people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.

Coronavirus Transmission Preventative Steps:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (>20 seconds)
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available (> 60% alcohol)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Arm/Fist bump greetings.
  • Give each other space.
  • Wipe down surfaces.
  • Stay home if you are sick

Resources on Coronavirus:

  • World Health Organization (www.who.int)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov)
  • Tennessee Department of Health (www.tn.gov/health/news)
  • TN Coronavirus Public Information Line (10am-10pm) 877-857-2945