• Become familiar with and recognize symptoms of the illness;
  • Seek care immediately if you have recently traveled within the affected regions and are experiencing these symptoms;
  • Always practice good hygiene – wash hands, cover mouths while coughing and sneezing, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils; and
  • Get an annual flu shot.


Coronavirus symptoms can include a high fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, similar to what you may feel with influenza or a bad cold. The incubation period (how soon the symptoms appear from the time of first exposure) for these types of viruses is typically 10-14 days.

Any member of our community who has traveled from China within the past 14 days and is experiencing symptoms such as those described above should immediately contact the Miami-Dade Health Department and seek medical attention.