Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
A new strain of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has been detected that causes a variety of severity of symptoms, from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease. People who have traveled to certain parts of China, such as Wuhan, since December 1, 2019 may have faced initial exposure. Coronavirus causes upper respiratory illness symptoms that resemble a Common Cold or Influenza:
- Shortness of Breath/Difficulty Breathing
At this time, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that it takes between 2 and 14 days to cause symptoms after exposure.
Kern County Public Health Services has released frequently asked questions: