How does COVID-19 spread?

Current understanding about how COVID-19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. COVID-19 can spread:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs).

A person may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes. Surface or object exposure is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

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1. I think I have COVID-19, what should I do?
2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. Where can I go to be tested?
4. How does COVID-19 spread?
5. How can I help protect myself?
6. Should I wear a facemask?
7. What should I do If I get sick with COVID-19?
8. Are the Executive Orders issued by Governor Greg Abbott and County Judge Chris Hill consistent with the local state of disaster issued by Mayor George Fuller?
9. Are there exemptions from the mandated gathering limits?
10. How will adherence to the Shelter in Place Ordinance be enforced?
11. If I want to report a violation of the Shelter in Place Ordinance, whom should I call?
12. Why is the City Council meeting still on when there are gathering restrictions, aren’t we setting an example?
13. What is the City of McKinney doing to prepare for COVID-19?
14. What cleaning measures does the City of McKinney take for COVID-19?
15. I want to donate goods to help my community, where do I start?
16. I think my business falls into an essential category by definition but I’m not sure if it’s safe for me to stay open. What should I consider?
17. What qualifies as a sanitation station?
18. Does the City’s Shelter in Place Ordinance conflict with the County’s order?