The WarnCentralTexas.org team from across the 10-county region wants all their residents to stay as safe and as informed as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19, or Coronavirus disease 2019, is a respiratory illness spreading across the United States. The risk of infection is higher for people who are in close contact of someone known to have the virus, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Others at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been to areas with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.
The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another, within about 6 feet, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes.