COVID-19: Information, Symptoms & Resources

Information & Symptoms 

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is transmitted through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Getting sick from these droplets requires proximity to an infected person, or touching a surface that might have a droplet, then touching your mouth, nose and possibly eyes. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. Primary symptoms of the virus include: Fever - Dry cough - Shortness of breath. As Banner Health explains, in 80% of patients, COVID-19 causes only mild cold symptoms. The elderly, and those with pre-existing medical conditions appear to be more vulnerable to the virus. People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their health care provider early, even if their illness is mild.