Novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a virus that recently emerged in December 2019 in China. Like the flu, it primarily affects the lungs and includes symptoms such as fever, cough & shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. While some cases can be mild, some persons may develop more serious complications, and in some cases the virus can be fatal.
These simple precautions will help prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses:
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or the inside of your elbow
Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water frequently and use hand sanitizer
If you have a fever or feel sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider