Look below for a list of important health tips, necessary precautions, and information related to COVID-19.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to stay awake
- Blue lips or face
- Loss of a sense of taste or smell
- Feeling achy
- This is not a complete list. For any other concerns or symptoms contact your provider immediately or call 911.
How the Virus Spreads
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Best Practices to Take
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
Data on COVID-19
New York State
- Statewide data on testing, positive cases, and fatalities can be found here.
New York City
- Data from New York City agencies click here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Data on cases in the United States can be found here.
John Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center
- Data on cases in the United States by regions, important articles on COVID-19, and educational materials can be found here.