About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to it and vaccines. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced by an infected person and which can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

Do’s and Don’ts for Daily Life

Protect yourself and others by keeping these common-sense safety steps in mind.

Get vaccinated and boostedLose your proof of vaccination
Wear a mask where requiredThink you can’t get the virus or pass it on because you feel well
Turn on exposure notifications on your phoneAssume everyone is vaccinated
Get tested and stay home if you're sickExpect all COVID-19 rules everywhere to be lifted
Isolate if you test positiveAttend large events if you're sick
Get tested if required by your workplaceTravel is you're sick
Wear a mask to protect the vulnerable

For More Information 

For the latest developments countywide on COVID-19, visit socoemergency.org/coronavirus 

For more information nationwide, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention