People who live, work, or travel in the regions where coronavirus is spreading are at risk of catching the disease. So are people who have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
People of older age and with medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, appear to be at greater risk if exposed to the virus.
You may experience the following symptoms 2 to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. You can take steps to prevent the spread of the illness:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend that everyone wears facemasks when traveling in public for essential services. The general public should wear homemade cloth face coverings rather than medical-grade masks needed by front-line workers. Face coverings should shield the nose and mouth.
UPMC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the clock. We have implemented all recommendations from our local and state departments of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you are under regular care for a chronic condition, have postponed necessary care, or are urgently ill, talk to your doctor about whether you need an office visit or a medically necessary procedure or surgery. If you do need to come to one of our facilities for treatment, we are taking every measure to keep you safe during this challenging time: