Usually mild, similar to a common cold: stuffy nose, cough.
Mode of Transmission:
Direct person-to-person by droplet/ contact through coughing/sneezing or secretions on hands.
Indirect contact by exposure to contaminated respiratory secretions on articles/environmental surfaces.
3 to 7 days.
Period of Communicability:
Usually 3 to 8 days.
Up to 3 to 4 weeks.
Nasopharyngeal swab (virus testing).
Droplet/Contact Precautions - hand hygiene, gloves, gown, protective eyewear, mask.