There is a new type of Coronavirus (COVID-19) causing an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. There have been a number of cases reported globally, including the United States.
COVID-19 symptoms may range from mild to severe illness and death. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and include:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
Loss of taste or smell
Repeated shaking with chills
The virus that causes COVID-19 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.
Through contact with contaminated surfaces
Travelers returning from a country that has a Level 3 Travel Health Notice should stay home for a period of 14 days and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or trouble breathing. If you become sick, call 1.877.PA.HEALTH (1.877.724.3258) and your doctor's office/emergency room before visiting.