If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- Shortness of breath
Prevent The Spread
Cover your cough and sneezes: Cover mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing, wash hands.
Avoid sharing personal household items: Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, towels, or bedding with other people.
Washing your hands often: Wash with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Clean all “highly touched” surfaces daily
What To Do If You Are Sick
Stay home except to get medical care: Restrict activities outside of your home (home isolation). Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home: As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from pets and others in your home.
Monitor your symptoms: Seek medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g. difficulty breathing).
Call ahead before visiting your doctor: If you have a medical appointment, call first and tell them you may have COVID-19.
Wear a facemask: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people of before you enter a healthcare providers office.
Discontinue home isolation 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms get better
Consulting A Medical Professional
- Call 911 if life-threatening emergency.
- Consult your primary care doctor.
- E-visits: MultiCare Virtual Care (see link below) Use code “COVID19” for free e-visit.
- Visit the nearest urgent care or emergency department.
- There is no vaccine or cure, so getting medical attention may not be necessary.
Coronavirus Guidelines Downloadable PDF: https://spfr.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/coronavirus-guidance.pdf
Multicare Virtual Care: https://www.multicare.org/virtualcare/
Washington State Department of Health: COVID-19 Call Center 1-800-525-0127 https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html