COVID-19 Community Resources

DISCLAIMER: This information is directly taken from the Center for Disease Control website for COVID-19. This information was not created by Ayuda. To see all of the CDC resources on COVID-19, please the CDC webpage here.

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

  1. Find Local Information: Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
  2. Know the Signs & Symptoms
  3. Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
    1. Stay home when you are sick
    2. Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
    3. Limit movement in the community
    4. Limit visitors
  4. Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
  5. Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
  6. Protect Yourself & Family
  7. Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
  8. Create a Household Plan
  9. Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
    1. Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
    2. Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
    3. Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
  10. Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
  11. Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.

DISCLAIMER: This information is directly taken from the Center for Disease Control website for COVID-19.This information was not created by Ayuda. To see all of the CDC resources on COVID-19, please the CDC webpage here.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

Symptoms fever.
Symptoms cough.
symptoms shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

COVID-19: What You need to know to stay safe (Available in English, Amharic, Spanish, and French)