Coronavirus: What you need to know
Influenza and the Coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19) are both respiratory illnesses. While symptoms of both illnesses may be similar, they are caused by different viruses. Despite the growing concern about COVID-19, the Flu is currently having a much larger impact locally, with 6 deaths this season and hundreds of people hospitalized. More information about the similarities is below.
Prevention is key! Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, cough into to crook of your elbow, and stay home when you are sick to minimize contact with others.
How are the Flu and COVID-19 Similar?
How are the Flu and COVID-19 Different?
In addition to being caused by different viruses: