Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are no COVID-19 cases in Riley County, or Kansas. 

Risk of infection is low.

Take simple steps to prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19 by:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sickC0010467-Human_coronavirus,_TEM
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

Click through the tabs below to learn more about the novel coronavirus disease, named COVID-19.

  1. What Are Coronaviruses?
  2. Health Department Actions
  3. CDC Updates

What Are Coronaviruses? 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can lead to illness in humans and animals. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world, and can cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Symptoms of infection by a coronavirus include: 

  • Runny Nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Fever

Disease Transmission 

Coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person through cough and sneezing, closer personal contact, such as shaking hands, touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on it, and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing hands. 

Coronaviruses are common and many laboratory test results doctors order may show a positive coronavirus infection. That infection is not the same as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.