What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, chills, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, headache, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, even if mild, call your doctor or register for FREE COVID-19 testing at LHI.care/COVIDtesting.
If you are having difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, or if symptoms worsen, seek medical care immediately.
How serious is the coronavirus?
COVID-19, a respiratory illness, certainly can be serious—especially to vulnerable populations such as those over 60 years old and those with chronic health issues.
It can be especially dangerous if you do not seek medical care immediately if symptoms worsen or if you have difficulty breathing.
Over time, viruses mutate; that is the case with COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death with each new strain.
What does it mean to be quarantined? What is expected if I'm asked to quarantine myself?
Voluntary quarantine means keeping yourself at home to keep your family, friends, and community safe. You would separate yourself by staying in a separate room, using a separate bathroom, and not sharing food or utensils for a period of 14 days.