COVID-19 Comics

Written and Illustrated by A. Andrews

These beautifully illustrated comics were created as a straightforward, accessible COVID safety resource for the LGBTQ+ community. Feel free to share these far and wide! See more in this guide to creating a COVID safety plan for the real world, published on Autostraddle. 

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that causes viral respiratory illness. The disease is caused by a coronavirus not found in people before. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure with the virus, but it's important to know that not everyone with COVID-19 will experience notable symptoms. For those that do, these symptoms may include shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, headaches, sore throat/loss of taste or smell, body aches/fatigue/chills, and fever/sweats.Wash your hands, stay at home, wear a mask, and follow social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Older folks, immunocompromised and disabled folks, LGBTQ+ folks, unhoused folks, BIPOC folks, and those living in rural communities may be at risk of higher impact due to COVID-19.The Minnesota Department of Health has set up no-cost COVID-19 community testing.We've come a long way in these long months regarding testing for COVID-19. Testing options are more and more readily available and easy to access when needed.Minnesota and Vault Medical Services also offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing. You can expect results 24-48 hours after your sample is received.