Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Watch for Symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
• Shortness of breath
How Coronavirus Spreads
• There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
• 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 or sneezes.
• These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Others
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
• Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
• If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
• If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
Lenawee County Health Department: http://www.lenawee.mi.us/187/Health-Department
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
Michigan Assoc. For Local Public Health: https://www.malph.org/resources/directory
Michigan After-Hours Contact Number: (517) 335-9030
Michigan Infectious Disease Outbreak Contact Number: (517) 335-9030
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
24/7 Lucas County Community COVID-19 Call Lines Numbers:
419-251-4000 (English Only)
Public health experts are available to answer your questions about COVID-19:
Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services, 888-535-6136, open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Promedica Health System, 419-291-5355, open 24 hours, seven days a week
Lenawee County Health Department, 517-264-5226 option 5, open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.