RCS Community Library Covid-19 resource page

We have set up a single page where you can find information and updates about the Coronavirus on a local and global scale. Below is information on the spread of the Coronavirus around the world as well as how you can protect yourself and your family from it, and what to do if you start to show symptoms or believe you have it. For general information, the New York Times has made some information free to the public, shown here and the Times Union has all of their information available here. For more detailed information, please look at the links below.

RCS Community Updates

The spread of Coronavirus

How to prevent the spread

The best way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is to stay home. The less interaction you have with other people, the less likely you are to get the virus. People can be asymptomatic. Meaning you can have the virus and able to spread it, without showing any symptoms; just because someone doesn’t feel sick, doesn’t mean they aren’t. If you do have to go out, make sure you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. If you start to feel sick, call your health care provider. Do not just show up, doctors and nurses have special preparations to make before your arrival. For more in depth information here is the CDC’s official website on preventing the spread.

Signs and Symptoms

Coronavirus is a respiratory infection, meaning it affects how you breathe and your body’s intake of oxygen. Some of the most prominent symptoms are fever, shortness of breath, and coughing. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, please contact your doctor or health care provider. These may worsen into more severe symptoms such as chest pains, trouble breathing or lips and face turning blue. Here is the CDC’s website with more information including printable resources.