About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 16, 2020
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COVID-19 Update: Office Changes
March 20, 2020
News about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is changing rapidly every day. Governor Cuomo has urged New Yorkers to stay home as much as possible and stay 6 feet away from people in public. Click here for the latest updates from the state Health Department.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
For more information of what to look out for, click here.

When should you get tested for coronavirus?

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
See the CDC’s guidelines on testing for more information.

What information is truthful?

Misinformation about COVID-19 is being shared across social media and other platforms at alarming speed. Read the biggest misconceptions.

What about traveling?

The CDC warns that individuals who travel to countries with a Warning Level 3 should stay home for 14 days and practice social distancing. Travelers who visit countries with a Level 2 Warning should take routine hygiene precautions. Elderly travelers and individuals with chronic health conditions may want to consider postponing travel to these locations. Read the CDC’s answers to frequently asked questions on travel.

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