Local heath officials are easing anxiety today after the first case of Coronavirus has been reported in Larimer County.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment spokesperson Katie O'Donnell told the Coloradoan that they don't expect an outbreak of cases in Northern Colorado.

Our (coronavirus) risk is really, really low here. It's cold and flu season, so we're seeing a lot of not COVID-19 coronavirus — just colds — and flu.


O'Donnell went on to tell the Coloradoan that she recommends staying home if you're sick to prevent spreading any illness.

The Center for Disease Control says if you think you've been exposed to Coronavirus call your doctor immediately. Symptoms include respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing.

From CDC.org:

Stay home except to get medical care
  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas:Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Find out more HERE.

Source: CDC.ORG

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