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COVID is complicated and we know you have lots of questions. Take a look at our FAQs below – if you have a question that wasn’t answered, please reach out to us so we can help!
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. This virus and disease is now a pandemic affecting the entire world.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. Some coronaviruses cause the common cold, while others cause more severe illnesses like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, fever, and fatigue. Others have a loss of taste or smell, sore throat, body aches, or diarrhea. These symptoms may be mild at first, but can progress to more severe illness quickly. Getting your vaccine (and booster) can prevent severe illness or death from COVID.
How does COVID-19 spread?
People catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease spreads in the air, so wearing masks and improving ventilation can help prevent the transmission of COVID.