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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Per Executive Order 2020-10 from Governor J.B. Pritzker, the state of Illinois has issued a “stay at home” order effective from, March 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. until April 7; however, SWIC is extending the mandate until April 18, 2020.

For the latest information on the disease, visit cdc.gov.