Coronavirus: What Families Need to Know
Coronavirus Information from the School District of Philadelphia Office of Student Support Services
Coronavirus One-Pager_English_Revised 2.27.20
Coronavirus is a virus that can be spread from person to person.
The virus that causes the Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China.
Doctors and officials think people who live in Philadelphia who have not been to China will not likely get sick from the Coronavirus.
What Families Need to Know
For more information on the Coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
How is Coronavirus spread?
Coughing and Sneezing
Close contact with people
Touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
What are the symptoms?
Shortness of breath
How can you help protect yourself?
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze -and wash your hands afterward
If you are sick, stay home until your fever is gone for 24 hours
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
Avoid putting fingers in your mouth, ears, or eyes
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.