BUFFALO, N.Y. — We know you have a lot of questions about the coronavirus… and we're working hard to get you answers.
2 On Your Side held a Virtual Town Hall on Monday. We devoted the entire half-hour of our 5:30pm show to viewer questions that were answered by experts.
If you missed it, you can watch it below:
Visit wgrz.com/coronavirus for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about what's happening in Western New York specifically, learn more about the symptoms and answers to your questions, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here. Have a question? Text it to us at 716-849-2200.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...
- The air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help stop the spread of coronavirus
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Eat and sleep separately from your family members
- Use different utensils and dishes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, hot your hand.
- If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
Lower your risk
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.