WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SYMPTOMS AND TESTING

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, thought to be able to spread like the cold or flu through:

  • Coughing and sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets

  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it

OLDER ADULTS AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Older adults (age 60+) and those with pre-existing medical conditions have a greater risk for serious illness, and in some cases death, if they become infected with COVID-19. Examples of pre-existing medical conditions include: cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other conditions that impact the immune system’s ability to fight germs.

PREPARE YOUR FAMILY

Maryland has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and confirmed community spread. “Community spread” means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Up-to-date information about testing and case counts in Maryland are available at health.maryland.gov/coronavirus. The page is updated daily.

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