The WarnCentralTexas.org team from across the 10-county region wants all residents to stay as safe and as informed as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has compiled a number of resources to help you make decisions about your health and well-being.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness spreading across areas of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are in close contact of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Others at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been to an area 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 also 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 their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.