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Your coronavirus questions, answered

We read your text messages with coronavirus questions. Here is what the experts say.

SAN DIEGO — Q: Are people in quarantine forced to stay?

A: According to the CDC, in most states, breaking a quarantine order is a criminal misdemeanor. Breaking a federal quarantine order is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Q: What are casinos doing to stop the spread? 

A: Barona and Sycuan say they have increased the number of hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting deep cleans throughout their properties. Barona's air filtration system includes ultra violet lights that disinfect the air.

Q: Is it advisable to go to senior centers?

A: While health experts believe the risk of contracting the coronavirus is low, elderly people are at a higher risk, especially older adults with serious chronic medical conditions. Seniors are recommended to take extra precautions.

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Q: Should planning a trip to Knotts Berry Farm or Disneyland be postponed?

A: County Health says that depends on your age and health as well. It's a good idea to call ahead and ask before you go anywhere with a lot of people. Many large events have already been canceled or postponed over coronavirus concerns.

Q: How is the Navy preventing the spread of the virus on board its ships?

A: The Navy says it is keeping its people well-informed regarding protective actions. It suggests avoiding contact with sick people, practicing proper hand hygiene, and using proper coughing and sneezing etiquette. 

Q: Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

A: COVID-19 is a new disease and the CDC is still learning how it spreads. At this time, there is no data to suggest that mosquitoes can spread the virus. Also, the CDC says there is no evidence to support that coronavirus can be contracted by receiving packages in the mail coming from China or other countries with COVID-19.

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