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About COVID-19

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a respiratory disease that was first detected in China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Covid-19 Symptoms

More information may be found at: CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Symptoms

COVID-19 Hotline Available
Provided by: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has setup a hotline for public health and other experts to answer health-related questions about COVID-19.

The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

When to seek care

If you are experiencing trouble breathing, please go to the nearest emergency department or urgent care.

If you are not seriously ill or have questions, please call your primary care provider or visit our telemedicine McLarenNow

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread?

COVID-19 spreads when an person infected with the virus breathes out small particles or droplets. A person then breathes in these small droplets that contain the virus or the small droplets land on a person's eyes, nose, or mouth. This can especially happen through a cough or sneeze from the infected person. A person could also touch their eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

More on the spread of Covid-19

hand washing


Prevention is a key strategy with any virus, such as influenza or coronavirus, so it is important to both protect yourself and take measures against spread to others. The most effective infection prevention strategy is meticulous hand sanitizing.

  • Take general precautions like frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of any virus, including seasonal flu, which is still active across region, and the U.S.
  • If you have not received a flu shot, it is not too late. For additional advice contact occupational health
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, it is likely the common cold or a common strain of the flu. Symptoms of coronavirus include, but are not limited to, fever, runny nose, headache, cough, and the general feeling of being unwell; these also are symptoms of the common flu virus.

More on prevention

hand washing

McLaren Now Virtual Visit

McLaren Health Care is offering Coronavirus screenings on the McLarenNow telehealth site to help protect you and reduce the spread of infection. See a doctor now to treat your symptoms and/or for a Coronavirus (COVID-19) screening.

To access the McLarenNow Site:

Open with a web browser

The McLarenNow virtual visit site allows you to see a McLaren provider when you need it anytime, anywhere.

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Download on the App Store

Available on the App Store for any of your iOS devices. Download the McLarenNow virtual visit app and see a provider when you need.

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Need More Information?

Visit the CDC website to get the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ