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When to call your doctor

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Source: CDC

Common Questions

What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

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What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of this viral infection can range from no symptoms at all to respiratory failure requiring ventilator assistance. The most common symptoms of known COVID-19 infected people are; fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

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Who is at increased risk?

People of any age with chronic illness (heart, lung disease, and diabetes) or states of immune deficiency and those over the age of 65 years.

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How do I help prevent the spread?

  1. Stay Calm. Think carefully about how you can help your community and loved ones.
  2. Stay at home if you are sick. We want everyone to stay as healthy as possible
  3.  If you believe you were exposed to COVID-19, or have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  4. Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze. Make sure you use tissues and throw them away in a lined trashcan.
  5. Avoid sharing household items. This applies to cups, eating utensils, bedding, and towels.
  6. Disinfect objects and surfaces in your home and at work. Use alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  7. Sleep well. Your immune system is working best if you are well-rested.
  8. Wash your hands. A lot. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds and wash often.
  9. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. This helps to reduce the chances of you getting sick.

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