Along with other healthcare groups in Utah and throughout the nation, Ogden Clinic has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as it evolves. Each passing day brings new developments, but our top priority remains the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve.
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.
Symptoms include: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, and shortness of breath, with severity ranging from mild to severe illness.
TAKE THESE STEPS:
1. If you or your family experience any the following symptoms:
Coronavirus is most often spread person-to-person, usually between people who are within six feet of each other. It can be transferred via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Though less common, it’s possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface containing the disease then touching one’s own mouth, nose or possibly eyes.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The CDC always recommends these everyday preventative actions:
The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in many states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of getting COVID-19, if there are other travelers with coronavirus infection. There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel.
Refer to the CDC’s running list of countries and cities with travel health notices.
For more information about your local school district’s COVID-19 policies, please see the following links: