Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus. It is not the same as other types of coronaviruses that commonly circulate among people and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
CLICK HERE for LaPorte County COVID-19 information and resources.
NEARBY TESTING LOCATIONS
LaPorte Civic Center
ISDH Testing Sites
Michigan Township Trustees Office (Michigan Blvd.)
CVS Pharmacy (Karwick Road)
COVID INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
Parent COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool (English) (Spanish)
COVID-19 School Attendance Quick Reference (English) (Spanish)
COVID-19: When a student, faculty or staff member can return to school (English) (Spanish)
Quarantine guidance for families (English) (Spanish)
Isolation Guidance for Families
Below are additional links to information about COVID-19 from local, state, national and international health organizations.