Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled in the lungs.
Get the facts on the COVID-19 virus
The rapid outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented challenges in our lives, homes and workplaces. Arm yourself with the facts about the disease and learn how Lysol products can help you protect your loved ones.
What is the COVID-19 virus?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as SARS-COV-2, is a new strain of coronavirus. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization1, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Note: For the most current COVID-19 information, please visit cdc.gov.
How does the COVID-19 virus spread?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, particularly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).2
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably through communities (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.
Touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one's own mouth, nose or eyes can spread the disease (this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads).
Note: For the most current COVID-19
information, please visit cdc.gov.
Do you know the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. According to the CDC symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.3
Symptoms can include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Visit cdc.gov for the most up-to-date information on symptoms.
Practice healthy habits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
- See the six steps to healthy habits.
Based on CDC recommendations, following these six easy steps to help protect yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19.2
Always cover your nose and mouth when sneezing
Wash your hands
Wear a face cover around others
Keep 6 feet distance from others
Monitor your health
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Get more information on prevention at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Help protect yourself with the following EPA-approved products.**
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**Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Disinfecting Wipes kill SARS-COV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces in 2 minutes. Lysol Laundry Sanitizer kills SARS-COVS-2 in 5 minutes in pre-soak.
For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/