COVID-19 Information
Thu, Mar 5 8:47pm

Just some precautionary tid-bits:  

What are the symptoms of novel coronavirus?

The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Anyone who develops a fever and lower respiratory symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath, should first call their doctor or health care provider and share their travel history before visiting. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has an information page that is available. The Centers for Disease Control also has an information page.  Also check with San Mateo  City or  County  Health  Departments.

 Should I be wearing a mask to prevent getting novel coronavirus?

Good hand washing techniques are the most effective ways to prevent yourself from getting sick. This means washing your hands often with soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. If you have a fever or cough, a face mask is recommended to prevent the spread of germs to others around you. If you choose to wear a face mask, it is important to understand that face masks are not a substitute for hand washing.   Also avoid touching eyes and mouth with your hands.