What you need to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Recently, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been circulating the globe. The Colchester-East Hants Public Library is actively monitoring and protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers and general public. Below is some information on what you should know about COVID-19.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
Stay up to date on all current information about COVID-19:
There are a lot of fears and myths about COVID-19, but the World Health Organization created some COVID-19 myth busters to help us know the facts.
What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Others cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person to person through close contact. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans (Nova Scotia Health Authority).
COVID-19 symptoms are like seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses. They can range from mild to severe and include:
Older adults and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are more likely to become seriously ill.
If you are experiencing symptoms...
Nova Scotia Health Authority recommends that you self-isolate and limit contact with others for the next 14 days.
The Province of Nova Scotia, under the authority of the Health Protection Act, is requiring anyone who has travelled outside Canada to self-isolate for 14 days upon return, even if you are symptom-free.
Keeping Yourself and the Community Healthy
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and take care of yourself.
Wash your hands
The best way to combat COVID-19 is three simple (and fundamental) words: wash your hands!
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Prevent the spread of germs