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What do I do if there is a coronavirus outbreak in my community/area?

By | 2020-04-26T23:38:21+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

Stay safe and practice social distancing. Stay at home as much as possible, and refrain from socializing or social events. It’s important that you avoid risking exposure and spreading the virus, especially if you have family members at home who are more vulnerable. By practicing social distancing and following handwashing, cough etiquette, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces, [...]

Do children experience the same symptoms as adults?

By | 2020-04-26T23:36:37+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

Children do experience the same symptoms as adults do with COVID-19. However, at this time, we are seeing that children’s symptoms seem to be milder. Children with chronic diseases such as heart, lung, kidney, diabetes, or who are immunocompromised, are at higher risk for complications due to COVID-19.

How can virtual care help during an outbreak?

By | 2020-04-26T23:34:57+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

Getting care and guidance from the comfort of your own home can put your mind at ease and help you avoid heavily public areas such as doctors’ offices and the ER, which can carry many germs. Our providers can evaluate your risk and advise you on next steps. While there is no treatment for COVID-19, people [...]

What should I do if one of my family members, friends, or someone I live with gets COVID-19?

By | 2020-04-26T23:33:51+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from the infected people in your home. If you’ve been in contact with someone who has the virus, you could experience symptoms within two to 14 days. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness [...]

What happens if I get COVID-19?

By | 2020-04-26T23:21:06+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Call your primary care provider or the ER if your illness worsens. [...]

Why is practicing social distancing important?

By | 2020-04-26T23:20:07+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

When new, contagious outbreaks like COVID-19 occur, practices like social distancing have become one of the simplest and most effective measures communities can take to avoid exposure as well as spreading the virus. COVID-19's incubation period could last up to 14 days, which means you could be carrying the virus to others and not be aware [...]

What is social distancing?

By | 2020-04-26T23:18:40+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

Social distancing is intentionally increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread by droplets from coughs and sneezes. Being greater than six feet away from a person with symptoms and washing your hands frequently greatly reduces [...]

How can I get tested for COVID-19?

By | 2020-04-26T23:17:43+00:00 April 26th, 2020|

Teladoc is not able to write lab orders for COVID-19 testing at this time. Your provider will determine if you should be tested or not based on your symptoms, exposure to someone who has been confirmed with COVID-19, or if you have recently traveled to affected regions or live in regions where it’s prevalent. Currently, COVID-19 [...]

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