PRESS RELEASES/LAWRENCE COUNTY CASE INFORMATION
There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. Protect yourself and others with these tips:
Wash your hands often.
*Especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
*Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
*If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
*Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
If you are sick:
*Practice good respiratory hygiene (cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash)
*Wash hands often
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces or objects often using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
Contact your provider or use the virtual visit methods below to be referred for testing.
CoxHealth is offering FREE Virtual Visits. Use code: COVID.