COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is caused by a new virus called a “coronavirus.” It is also referred to as “novel coronavirus.” It has become a national public health emergency and a global pandemic. The number of cases continues to increase in the United States and around the world.
Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the CDC website
We all play an important role in protecting our communities and families from COVID-19. Take these steps to help slow the spread of the virus:
Call your primary care doctor. If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, it is important to be pre-screened prior to seeking testing or treatment. When you call, you will be asked a series of questions about your symptoms, travel history and exposure to COVID-19 to determine if you should be tested for the virus.
Call 911 if you have a medical emergency. Tell the operator that you have or think you might have COVID-19. This will help the responders take additional steps to protect themselves and others.
Teladoc can connect you to a doctor by phone or video 24/7. Teladoc is great for common colds and flu, rashes, and minor injuries. Teladoc doctors can also order medicine at your local drug store. Teladoc can also let your regular doctor know about the care you received.