Covid-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has not been previously identified.
The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),
is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness,
like the common cold.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person,
mainly 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.
Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath and
may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
The CDC has a "symptoms checker" to see if you may have Covid-19,
with additional information including how to protect yourself and what do if you are sick.
CDC: (includes a symptoms checker)
The Maricopa County Health Department has up-to-date information regarding excecutive orders, schooling, staying connected, and recreational activities.
Maricopa County Health Department