It’s not the pool water that might expose you to the virus, but maybe the door handles and other objects that people are having a lot of contact with. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?
COVID-19 symptoms are generally flu-like and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing. Symptoms are thought to appear within two to 14 days after exposure, and a person can be contagious but not symptomatic. Like seasonal flu, COVID-19 infection in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe. When severe, pneumonia, respiratory failure and even death are possible.
How can I protect myself from becoming infected?
What should I do if I develop symptoms?
If you become ill with flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny nose, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, contact your primary care physician, who will determine whether testing or treatment is needed. Avoid contact with other people and avoid social gatherings as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.
If you are worried about the possibility, please call UCF Student Health Services at 407-823-2509 and we can share advice or have you seen by one of our practitioners, whatever is in your best interest.
Notify your supervisor that you are ill and will not be able to work.
What should I do if someone in my household, or someone with whom I’ve had close contact, tests positive for COVID-19?
Stay home. Contact your medical provider, who will help you follow CDC guidelines on what to do next. You should also contact Student Health Services at 407-823-2509.
If you are a UCF employee, Contact your supervisor and do not come to work.
Is the coronavirus more dangerous than the flu?
We just don’t know right now if it is more dangerous than the flu. We need to watch things closely and everyone needs to be paying attention.
Should I wear a face mask if I'm not sick?
The general public should not be wearing face masks. Face masks that the general public are wearing do not protect them from acquiring COVID-19.
Has any person infected with the coronavirus completely cured?
The majority of people are recovering from COVID-19.
Does the coronavirus affect diabetes?
Any illness may affect diabetic control. If you have a strep infection, your blood sugar could go up. In that respect, yes, getting COV1D-19 will likely affect your diabetes.