What To Do If You Are Exposed to COVID-19
If you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have developed a fever and other symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Greenville Health Care can be contacted at (252) 758-4455. Ask for instructions on how to see a provider. In order to protect others, follow these steps:
If you are mildly ill with COVID-19, you can recover at home. Do not visit public areas. Contact your doctor before leaving your home to get medical care. While isolating inside your home, stay away from others living in your home as much as possible. Try to stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom, if possible. Limit contact with pets and animals. There have not been any reports of animals being affected by COVID-19, but it is recommended to limit contact until more information is known. If you must care for any animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after interacting with them.
Wear a Facemask
If you are sick, wear a facemask when around other people and before entering a healthcare provider’s office. If you are caring for someone who is sick and they are unable to wear a facemask due to breathing trouble, you should wear a facemask.
Clean Hands Often
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, using the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you have not washed your hands. Avoid sharing eating utensils, cups, dishes, or bedding with others and wash them thoroughly after use.
Clean High-Touch Surfaces
Clean all high-touch surfaces in your isolated area every day, and have a caregiver or family member clean high-touch surfaces in other areas of the home. These items can include phones, remote controls, doorknobs, counters, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.
Monitor Your Symptoms
If your illness begins to worsen, seek medical care right away by calling your doctor first and telling them your symptoms. Wear a facemask before entering your healthcare provider’s office and keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet away from others. Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider.
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