Monitoring the Coronavirus

Horizon NJ Health continues to monitor the latest updates related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by these credible resources:

As a Horizon NJ Health member, you will continue to have access to the services and support you need. We have a detailed plan in place to reduce any service disruptions, if needed.

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Below are answers to some questions you may have.

Coronavirus Basics

 

WHAT IS COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a specific strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses often causing mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, similar to the common cold or flu.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, difficulty breathing and fever. People who are elderly and/or have underlying health conditions are more at risk for severe complications. Symptoms of coronavirus may appear two to 14 days after exposure.

HOW DOES IT SPREAD?

The virus is thought to spread from person-to-person through droplets produced when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. This can happen when people are in close contact with one another (within six feet), usually for a prolonged period of time.

HOW CAN I PROTECT MY FAMILY?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to prevent illness is to follow common-sense steps to help improve your chances of avoiding exposure.

 

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