What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
What is a novel coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization, A “novel coronavirus” is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
According to Harvard University, some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. Common symptoms include low-grade fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and sore throat.
COVID-19 can occasionally cause more severe symptoms like high fever, severe cough, and shortness of breath, indicating pneumonia.
Can someone spread the virus without symptoms?
According to the CDC, some spread is possible before individuals show symptoms. However, people are most contagious when they are most symptomatic.
What do I do if I think I have the coronavirus?
If you think you have the Coronavirus, please contact the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District, 361-826-7200, and a representative will give you instructions.
What can I do to protect myself from the coronavirus?
The CDC recommends cleaning your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This should be done especially after being in a public place or after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol should be used if soap and water are not readily available.
Individuals should avoid touching their face or facial features with unwashed hands.
Close contact with individuals who are sick should be avoided.
Who is at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19?
According to Harvard University, older individuals, and those with underlying medical problems like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart failure, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
It is recommended that these individuals consult with their health care provider for additional protective measures.
What is the CCRTA doing to prevent coronavirus?
CCRTA is proactively taking aggressive cleaning and educational actions to help reduce coronavirus spread (COVID-19).
CCRTA is aggressively treating all buses, paratransit vehicles, transfer stations, facilities, and other common locations throughout the day with hospital-grade cleaning solutions and misting disinfectant sprayers.
All buses and paratransit vehicles have been equipped with hand sanitizer stations to help reduce germ spread.
CCRTA will continue to safety messages, information, and updates through display posters, flyers, service alerts, and social media platforms.
CCRTA has implemented the Workplace Prevention and Influenza Illness Policy Guidelines, effective immediately, that states, “Any employee who has influenza/flu-like symptoms and has a doctor’s verified excuse or diagnosis paperwork will not be penalized for missing work.”
CCRTA will continue to evaluate and be responsive to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19.)
How many coronavirus cases are there in the United States? Texas? Corpus Christi?
Visit Corpus Christi Caller-Times for the latest local updates.
The New York Times also has an interactive tool to view local, state, national, and international data.
How can I stay updated on the coronavirus?
CCRTA will continue to provide updates on coronavirus and its effect on public transportation.
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More frequently asked questions and answers will be provided as information develops.