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COVID-19 Self-Care Advice

Apr 14, 2020, 14:22 PM
If you are caring for your COVID-19 symptoms at home, follow these guidelines.

The majority of people with COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms and can care for themselves at home. If you are caring for yourself at home, follow these steps:

Woman with COVID on Couch
  • Keep warm and get plenty of rest.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Fluids are more important than food.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes to keep others safe.
  • Stay in a specific room away from others in your home and avoid sharing items such as dishes, bedding and towels.
  • Be sure to monitor your symptoms.

If you experience two or more of the following symptoms, visit an Acute Respiratory Clinic for an assessment and care recommendations: fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, lack of taste or lack of smell.

If your symptoms worsen or additional COVID-19 symptoms develop, call your provider's office or visit an Acute Respiratory Clinic.

  • Persistent temperature greater than 103 - 104 despite fever medication.
  • Bloody sputum or increasing chest pain.
  • Increasing difficulty catching your breath.
  • Stiff neck preventing bending neck and placing chin on chest.

The Acute Respiratory Clinics offer care without an appointment for COVID-19 and flu symptoms weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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COVID-19 Self-Care Advice

Apr 14, 2020, 14:22 PM
If you are caring for your COVID-19 symptoms at home, follow these guidelines.

The majority of people with COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms and can care for themselves at home. If you are caring for yourself at home, follow these steps:

Woman with COVID on Couch
  • Keep warm and get plenty of rest.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Fluids are more important than food.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes to keep others safe.
  • Stay in a specific room away from others in your home and avoid sharing items such as dishes, bedding and towels.
  • Be sure to monitor your symptoms.

If you experience two or more of the following symptoms, visit an Acute Respiratory Clinic for an assessment and care recommendations: fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, lack of taste or lack of smell.

If your symptoms worsen or additional COVID-19 symptoms develop, call your provider's office or visit an Acute Respiratory Clinic.

  • Persistent temperature greater than 103 - 104 despite fever medication.
  • Bloody sputum or increasing chest pain.
  • Increasing difficulty catching your breath.
  • Stiff neck preventing bending neck and placing chin on chest.

The Acute Respiratory Clinics offer care without an appointment for COVID-19 and flu symptoms weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.