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This page contains all of Eastern Arizona Courier & Copper Era’s coverage of the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

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Jason Lake, the incoming chief medical officer of Confluence Health, discussed symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus and protective measures people should take to avoid it. Read more about the virus and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

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Information provided by the Washington Department of Health


Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever and, A general feeling of being unwell

Information provided by the Pima County Health Department

The best ways to prevent many illnesses that spread from person-to-person, including coronaviruses, are to:

• Allow at least six feet of space between people

• Wear a cloth face covering when you can't maintain physical distance

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Arizona Department of Health Services Interim Director Don Herrington is once again reminding people they need to become vaccinated against COVID-19, wear masks indoors and continue to socially distance after seeing another rise in cases recently.

On Saturday, the Town of Duncan honored veterans with a parade, veterans’ hotdog and hamburger lunch at the American Legion Post No. 49 and a flag retirement ceremony. Earlier in the week, the Duncan Women’s Club held a breakfast for those wh…

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