Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and his administration are committed to doing everything possible to help our community stay informed and to cope with the COVID-19 emergency situation. We’ve gathered the following information to make it easier for you to find what you need to know as quickly as possible.
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COVID-19: GENERAL INFORMATION
What is the coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
What can YOU do to reduce and slow the spread of COVID-19?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when hand washing is not available.
- Avoid touching. Do not shake hands. Utilize alternative forms of greeting that do not require touching, like a wave or head-nod.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue and throw away immediately. If tissue is unavailable, cough or sneeze into sleeve.
- Stay at least 6 feet from others. Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing. If too close, virus droplets can be breathed in if person coughing has disease.
- Read more from the Centers for Disease Control and Precention (CDC)
What should you do if you suspect you have the coronavirus?
If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
CLICK HERE for local healthcare COVID-19 screening phone numbers/websites.