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COVID-19 FAQs

We believe that together, we can stay smart about COVID-19 and minimize its impact on our family, friends and community. Below is a list of common questions and answers. We hope you will find this information helpful.

Questions and Answers

 

What is coronavirus or COVID-19?

How is COVID-19 transmitted?

Can I catch COVID-19 from contact with an object rather than a person?

Can a person have COVID-19 without having symptoms?

Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?

If I have symptoms or was in contact with a person who has COVID-19, how can I be tested?

How is a patient treated for COVID-19?

What can I do to avoid COVID-19?

Should I wear a cloth face mask?

How will I know how many cases of COVID-19 are in my community?

About this Q&A:

Portions of this Q&A were produced by Mayo Clinic staff and adapted by Yuma Regional Medical Center staff. Yuma Regional Medical Center is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Many of these answers reference statements and standards already communicated by the CDC, the definitive source for prevention and procedure for infectious diseases in the U.S.

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