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Here are a few FAQ’s

 How does COVID-19 spread? ● Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) ● Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks ● These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs ● Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus

 What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms, or combinations of symptoms, that may appear 2-14 days after exposure include: ● Cough ● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing ● Fever ● Chills ● Fatigue 2 ● Muscle pain ● Sore throat ● Congestion or runny nose ● New loss of taste or smell ● In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs) Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

 What can I do to protect myself and others? Take everyday preventive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19: ● Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds ● Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available ● Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow ● Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth ● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices ● Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds,  Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others ● Avoid close contact with people who are sick ● If you are sick, stay home, except when seeking medical care.


Will warm weather stop the outbreak of Covid-19?
It is not yet known whether weather and temperature affect the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like those that cause the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months.  There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

 **We are now offering the Moderna Vaccines, Boosters, & Flu Vaccines  Please call the office to schedule your Vaccines.

**While limited data exist on giving COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines, including flu vaccines, experience with giving other vaccines together has shown the way our bodies develop protection and possible side effects are generally similar whether vaccines are given alone or with other vaccines.
If you have concerns about getting both vaccines at the same time, you should speak with a health care provider.

Update 5/25/21

About 55/ percent of Montgomery County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the County is nearing the point of having 60 percent of residents who have received at least one vaccine dose so it can move to the next phase of reopening. County Executive Marc Elrich is marking this progress by recognizing nurses, teachers, child care providers and those who care for seniors in need for all they have done during the health crisis.