Knowing the Facts of COVID-19

Alyssa Bayles, Copy editor

  • 245,974 cases confirmed in the United States
  • Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure
  • Symptoms: Fever, Shortness of Breath, cough, trouble breathing, bluish lips or face, pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse
  • How COVID-19 Spreads:
    • Person-to-person contact
    • Infected surfaces or objects
  • Colorado is under Stay-at-Home Order
    • You must stay at home as possible
    • Only essential travel is allowed
    • When you go out you must follow the Social Distancing Requirements
    • Activities that are okay: getting essential medical care or supplies, getting food or supplies, caring for a family member or vulnerable person, walking your dog or feeding your animals, outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, biking, etc., and going to work if you’re an essential worker
    • “Home” is the place where you live whether it’s a house, apartment, hotel, motel,or any other place of rent
    • The stay at home order started March 26, 2020 and lasts through April 11, 2020
  • Social Distancing Requirements: 
    • keeping 6 feet of physical distance between all people at all time, 6-foot rule does not apply to those in the same house as you
    • Wash your hands as often as you can
    • Cover sneezes or coughs
  • Schools in Colorado are closed through April 30th 
  • As of April 1, 2020, Colorado has 3,728 cases and 97 deaths from COVID-19


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