While there are a lot of unknowns concerning COVID-19, formerly known as coronavirus, there are also plenty of ways to reduce the risk of catching it. LaSalle County Health Educator Jenny Barrie says frequent hand washing, avoiding contact with sick people, and staying home from work or school if you’re sick are the best ways to prevent the spread of the disease. It’s also important to pay attention to local health officials as more information becomes available.
COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say medical face masks aren’t recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Barrie also recommends having the most current flu shot.