What is COVID-19?

What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)?

COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus.  The name, COVID-19, stands for corona (CO), virus (VI), disease (D), and 2019 (19).

People with COVID-19 report a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness.  After exposure to the virus, it can take 2 to 14 days to develop symptoms.  The average time is about 5 to 7 days.  Up to 40% of people with the virus may have no symptoms or very mild symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information on symptoms, please consult the CDC guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html or the Allegheny County Health Department website: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus


Revised: 11/2/20

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Western Pennsylvania Race Club (WPRC) is a successfully run ski program based at Seven Springs. The club has been in operation since 1962. WPRC promotes the development of youth athletics through alpine ski racing.

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