This ready reference guide provides current and reliable information about ongoing changes to Flathead Valley community services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
FOR THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION VISIT THE FLATHEAD CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ or follow them on Facebook.
What is a Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused severe illness, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middles East Respiratory Syndrome). COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus not previously identified in humans prior to December 2019.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Shortness of breath
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
How does the virus spread?
Most often, the virus is spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets. These droplets are produced when a person coughs or sneezes, similar to how the flu is spread. The droplets may land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, or the droplets can be inhaled directly into the lungs.
It is currently unclear if COVID-19 can be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it then touching their own nose, mouth, or eyes.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
CLEAN AND DISINFECT
Montana is currently in PHASE 2 of Reopening