COVID-19 Information and Resources

To our Special Olympics New York community

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

People with coronavirus (COVID-19) have mild to severe symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself and review this Fact Sheet on Who is at Higher Risk from COVID-19

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Tips to Stay HealthyTips to Stay Healthy

Exercise at home (30 minutes each day). Join our Fit5NY Facebook Group

Review the Fit5 guide (link) for Endurance, Strength, Flexibility and Balance exercises.

Check out our Fitness YouTube Playlist for exercise videos!

Eat well-balanced meals. Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables and half should be lean protein, whole grains and dairy.

Eat healthy snacks like apples and peanut butter, low-fat yogurt with berries, carrots and celery with hummus, small handful of almonds.

Check out recipe ideas and cooking videos on our Youtube Channel!

Drink at least 5 bottles of water at day (80 ounces or more)