WHAT IS COVID-19?
CoVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person just like the flu or a cold:
- Through the air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, like touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it
- Occasionally, through fecal contamination.
The virus that causes CoVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.