COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

//COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19/Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions 2020-05-11T20:50:00+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 as much as possible
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around those outside your household
  • 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

What are the symptoms of COVID-19/Coronavirus?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

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/