How does the virus spread?

This virus most likely emerged from an animal source and now appears to be spreading from person-to-person. Currently, COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

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1. What is the status of the COVID-19 outbreak? Am I at risk?
2. What are the symptoms and signs of COVID-19?
3. What is the Florida Department of Health doing to address COVID-19?
4. How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Florida Department of Health?
5. How does the virus spread?
6. Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
7. If I were exposed to COVID-19, how long would it take for me to become sick?
8. What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
9. What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
10. How do you test a person for COVID-19?
11. What questions will a health care provider ask me when I call?
12. Is there a vaccine?
13. How long can COVID-19 survive in the environment?
14. Are there disinfectants available that can inactivate (kill) COVID-19?
15. What about products imported from areas of outbreak?
16. How do I determine to travel or not?
17. I have reviewed the CDC travel guidance and still do not believe it is safe to travel. Can I get a refund for any planned travel?
18. Where can I get more information about COVID-19?