Caring for yourself and others who are sick

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Testing Criteria

Patients who require hospitalization for their disease.

Healthcare workers and first responders (e.g. EMS, Police, Fire, etc.) performing direct patient care.

People living in a group setting (e.g. long-term care facilities group homes, and assisted living facilities)

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Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

What do to if you are sick

Understanding the symptoms of COVID-19:

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to fourteen days after exposure and can include

Fever
Cough
Difficulty Breathing

The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms. People who are older or have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.
 

If You're Experiencing Severe Symptoms:

None
Mild
Moderate
Severe

COVID-19 medical emergencies should be treated like any other medical emergency. If you, your child, or someone you are with is experiencing difficulty breathing and extreme shortness of breath; new confusion or inability to waken/arouse; bluish lips or face; or any other symptoms of a medical emergency, call 911. If COVID-19 is suspected, the caller should notify the operator if possible so responders are prepared.

Stay Home If Your Symptoms Are:

None
Mild
Moderate
Severe

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and recovery can be done at home. Rest, drink fluids, stay six-feet away from others, and wash your hands and surfaces

Call the COVID-19 Hotline If Your Symptoms Are:

None
Mild
Moderate
Severe

If your symptoms are mild to moderate and you are wondering if you should be tested, please call our COVID-19 hotline for a screening. The questions asked on this call help determine next steps for patient care, whether it be self-isolating at home, heading to a COVID-19 assessment site, or going to the hospital. The staff answering the calls on this hotline help determine the best next steps to ensure our communities get the right level of care in the right place.

Steps to take care of yourself if you have COVID-19

Click here to read about how to take care of yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19.