April 27th, 2020

  • Stay at home as much as possible, to protect yourself and others.
  • Only go out for essential needs and for outdoor exercise away from others.
  • Plan ahead to minimize trips for groceries and other essential needs.
  • Always keep a safe distance from those outside your household (6 feet or more), and don’t invite visitors into your home.
  • Wear a facemask (non-medical grade) if you must go out in public.
  • Maintain healthy habits – exercise, eat healthy foods, and don’t smoke.

Seek help if you need it. Call 211 if you need assistance, or if you are in a medical emergency call 911.

Most people with COVID-19 will not require hospitalization. Testing for the virus may be ordered by a physician, after assessment of symptoms and risk factors.

Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue/weakness and diarrhea.

Please call your doctor for guidance if you develop symptoms, or visit Cottage CareNow for a COVID-19 assessment and guidance.

Call ahead if you are going to visit your healthcare provider in person, so precautions can be taken to prevent spread of germs.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 seeking care at our hospital emergency departments will be screened and triaged based on symptoms.

What If I Am Tested for COVID-19?

If you have been tested for COVID-19, you and others in your household will be required to remain in isolation at home until your provider confirms a negative COVID-19 test result. The results of the test may not be available for 4-5 days.

You are also required to follow the prevention steps until you are notified of a negative COVID-19 result and your physician or local or state health department says you can return to your normal activities.

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