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Public Safety Officials Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City of Oceanside public safety personnel are closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 virus.  The novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation. 

San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency updates a weekly count of patients being monitored:  https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus/#COVID-19SD.  You may also review the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) webpage for national updates here.

SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

At this time, the CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?

Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

These everyday habits can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their health care provider immediately.

*If you are traveling, read the CDC recommentions on What travelers can do to protect themselves and others.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HANDOUT

STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

UNITED STATES CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL