Covid-19 Prevention

COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. The name, COVID-19, stands for corona (CO), virus (VI), disease (D), and 2019 (19).  
People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness. After exposure to the virus, it can take 2 to 14 days to develop symptoms. The average time is about 5 to 7 days. Up to 40% of people with the virus may have no symptoms or very mild symptoms.  
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

For more information on symptoms, please consult the CDC guidelines at: or the Allegheny County Health Department website: 


COVID-19 Information