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COVID-19 (coronavirus)
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For the most up-to-date information, check the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).

COVID-19 Information for Pennsylvania 

For more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), call 1-877-724-3258 or visit the                                                       Pennsylvania Department of Health's website

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What is an incubation period and how long is it for coronavirus?

What is an incubation period? 

    • An incubation period is how long after you are exposed to an illness before you start showing symptoms. For coronavirus, it's still too early to tell, but experts think it may be between 2-14 days. That means, you may have been infected, and may be able to infect others, for up to two weeks before you start feeling sick. 
  • Practice Social Distancing
    • Stay home as much as you can
    • Avoid public spaces
    • Keep at least 6 feet between you and others if you must go out
    • Don't attend or host large gatherings
    • Avoid using mass transit

 Travel Guidelines

        For the most current travel reccomendations, visit the CDC'S travel website:      

        https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals Caring for COVID-19 Patients

Key Data and Statistics
Educational Tools
Multimedia
Advisory Articles
Safety Tips for Patients

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