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Coronavirus: What to do if you get sick?

By: Spencer
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Here are a few tips to keep in mind during the COVID-19 crisis. If you think you have been exposed and begin to develop symptoms of COVID-19, including sore throat, fever, shortness of breath call your primary care physician or an Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care. Your healthcare provider can help determine the next steps for your case. Also limit contact with others in your home, including pets and practice good health hygiene including frequent hand washing, cleaning common surfaces, and covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow- NOT your hands

There are a few important things you can do if you are home sick:

  1. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places. Reschedule any routine medical appointments. Avoid using public transit or taxies/ride-shares if you must go
  2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If you get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19
  3. Get rest and stay hydrated
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your cough and sneezes with your elbow
  5. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home and use a separate bathroom, if available. Clean all surfaces that are touched often.


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