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What is Coronavirus COVID-19?

    Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) differs from the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. COVID-19 is a new strain not previously been seen in humans.

    You can learn more about COVID-19 at the CDC website.

How does COVID-19 spread?

    COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

    COVID-19 may also be spread by a person touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. This is not thought to be the main way this virus is spreading.

    The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads very easily between people in the following ways:
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby or be inhaled into the lungs.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

  • Health experts are still learning more about the spread and severity of illness COVID-19 causes.

Resources:What are the symptoms for COVID-19?  



Message from Pinal County Public Health

Pinal County Public Health continues to encourage the community to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please keep in mind people may not be showing any symptoms.

Wearing face coverings, staying 6 feet away from others, and frequently washing hands remains the best way to protect others and yourself.

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