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Monday, July 13, 2020

What you need to know about COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Prevention

• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

• Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.

• Clean surfaces frequently.

• If you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.

Symptoms

Watch for symptoms and emergency warning signs:

• Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms, including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

• Bluish lips or face

Note: This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

If you are sick

• Stay home and call your doctor

• Call your health care provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

• If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.

• Know when to get emergency help

• Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed above.

Who to call

LVHN: Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.

St. Luke’s: 866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7, or coronavirus@sluhn.org