Learn more about COVID-19
How is the Coronavirus transmitted?
When a person who has contracted the Coronavirus coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth, which contain the virus. Those droplets can infect others in the immediate vicinity by direct contact. Those same droplets also land on surfaces where they can survive for many days. When someone who does not have the virus touches those surfaces, their hands can transfer the virus to their eyes, nose or mouth, thereby causing infection. The virus is called Corona and the illness is called COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms can vary from person to person. Not everyone will feel the same way. Some may not feel any symptoms at all and only be carriers of the virus. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The most severe manifestation will be pneumonia. Symptoms typically appear between 2- 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please contact your healthcare provider.
Who does COVID-19 affect?
COVID-19 can affect anyone regardless of age or gender. People that fall into the following High Risk categories are more likely to develop the more severe manifestations of COVID-19:
Preexisting Respiratory Illnesses (COPD, Asthma)
Immunocompromised Immune Systems (Cancer patients, Auto-Immune Disorders, transplant recipients)
How can I protect others and myself?
Some ways to protect yourself from catching COVID-19 are:
Stay at home if possible to avoid coming into contact with a person that may be infected with COVID-19.
Avoid attending events with groups larger than 10 people.
Avoid in-person contact with anyone who is sick or has been sick in the last 14 days.
Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people if you need to go out in public.
Clean your hands as often as you can by washing them with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect the surfaces you touch daily with a disinfecting cleaner.
Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow while coughing or sneezing.
Avoid all unnecessary travel. If traveling, use a mask and hand sanitizer.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing means maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet (2 meters) from others when possible. It is important to avoid mass gatherings and group settings of 10 or more people to avoid spreading COVID-19. If you need to go to the grocery store or meeting, try to keep a distance of 6 feet from the nearest person to you and wear a mask if possible.
Should I avoid traveling?
It is recommended to avoid or postpone any non-essential travel during this time. People who are at high risk should avoid all cruise travel due to the increased risk of person-to-person contact. If you must travel, there are steps you can take to reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Curie's patented technology for intelligent health monitoring identifies respiratory symptoms caused by COVID-19 such as dry cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing via your smartphone, from the comfort of your home.
You and those you choose will receive alerts as your symptoms worsen, ultimately prompting you to seek medical attention if indicated. Curie monitors your respiratory status. Curie can employ devices such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit and pulse oximeter to paint a better picture of your respiratory status.
Please download the Curie Respiratory Care mobile app on the Google Play store or Apple store to begin monitoring today.