PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — KOIN 6 News got your coronavirus questions answered.
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Clark County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Steve Krager and Tri-County Health Officer Jennifer Vines sat down with Jeff Gianola. The conversation was streamed live on Facebook and the officials answered viewers’ questions in real-time as they were posted.
The following is a list of some of the questions the officials answered:
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- What’s the difference between COVID-19 and coronavirus?
- What to do/where to go if you think you have symptoms of the coronavirus? Is testing available?
- Is it true the test costs $3,000? Will insurance cover?
- What’s the likelihood of catching COVID-19?
- Can I catch it if someone with it was at my grocery store?
- How long does a COVID-19 virus survive on surfaces?
- Are people at PDX being screened coming back from China, Italy, Iran?
- Should I cancel my trip to Seattle? San Francisco?
- Who is most at risk for severe complications?
- How does this compare to the flu?
- Why haven’t they told us where the Oregon patients went before they were diagnosed?
- What places to avoid/tips to minimize exposure/keep my family safe?
- N95 masks – do they cut it? Hearing mixed reports
- Is it true health professionals are running out of masks?
- Why is it more likely for adults to contract COVID-19 than children?
- How is COVID-19 different than other coronaviruses?
- How does COVID-19 affect animals? Should I worry about my dog?
- Is it safe to receive a package from an area where COVID-19 has been reported?
- What’s the difference between an outbreak and a pandemic?
The health officials’ responses can be heard in the video embedded at the top of this article.