Patient Toolkit

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person, including by people who appear to have no symptoms.

  • Coronavirus can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. You may also get the virus by touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to prevent the spread of the virus.

Introduction

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. Although most people infected with this virus will experience mild symptoms, up to 20% of people will be hospitalized with COVID-191 and some may die. The best way to slow the spread of the virus and protect your health is to be well informed. 

In this Patient Toolkit, you will find information on the symptoms of COVID-19, risk factors for severe disease, and answers to frequently asked questions. Learn more about authorized vaccines and discover helpful tools to find out if you are eligible for treatments that can prevent hospitalization for COVID-19.

Click on the links below to begin exploring the resources in COVID Frontline.

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