This guide provides information on the outbreak of a new virus, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly referred to as 2019 novel coronavirus and 2019-nCoV, which causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. It is one of the rare coronaviruses that originated in an animal, infected one or more person(s), and then spread between people. It was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Available from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Virginia’s COVIDWISE is the first app in the US to use the Exposure Notification System from Apple and Google. The app protects your privacy by using Bluetooth Low Energy technology instead of personal data or location tracking to notify you if you’ve recently spent time near another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19. By using the app, you can help stop the spread of the virus.
Housekeeping teams are cleaning and disinfecting Library spaces daily and nightly; with special attention to high touch areas such as tables, carrels, light switches, and doorknobs throughout the day.
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According to the CDC, infected people have had a wide range of symptoms--from mild to severe--including cough, shortness of breath, fever, and other symptoms.
If you suspect that you may have COVID-19, use one of the links below to do a self assessment to help you determine your next steps regarding medical care or to find a testing location:
The following resources contain compilations of coverage of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
Unsure about information you've read or heard? The following resources can help you determine the truth about COVID-19.
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