COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

//COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions 2020-03-29T19:00:50+00:00

You can call the Kentucky COVID-19/Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-722-5725 with general questions. Here are some frequently asked questions:

How can I help protect myself?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol .Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

The Centers for Disease Control does not recommend that people who are not sick wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19/Coronavirus. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19/Coronavirus?

Current symptoms reported for patients have included respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing.

How many people in Kentucky have COVID-19/Coronavirus?

The Kentucky Department for Public Health maintains a website with monitoring data: https://kycovid19.ky.gov/