Giving You the Facts

Learn About COVID-19

Here you can access ThedaCare’s most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 as well as updates from our clinical collaborator, Mayo Clinic.

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COVID-19 Prevention Tips

Together, we can all help reduce the impact of COVID-19

The best way to minimize the risk of exposure is to practice everyday, preventative behaviors — and encourage others to do the same. Effective prevention includes:

Practicing social distancing, avoiding crowded places and staying six feet away from others

Practicing good respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into tissues, then throwing them in the trash

Staying home when you are sick

As a voluntary health measure, wear a cloth face covering in crowded indoor places to prevent the spread of the virus or when taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility)

Continuing thorough hand washing (and/or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers) and good personal hygiene

Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Cleaning frequently touched surfaces

Learn proper hand-washing techniques.

COVID-19 Quick Facts

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms. For people who have symptoms, illness can range from mild to severe. Adults 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness.
The CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:

  • People ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses.
  • People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended for them by CDC, if eligible.
  • People ages 5 years to 11 years are recommended to get the original (monovalent) booster.
  • People ages 12 years and older are recommended to receive one updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster.
  • This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters.
  • At this time, people aged 12 years to 17 years can only receive the updated Pfizer bivalent booster.

See the latest vaccine and booster eligibility guidelines.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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