Caring For and About COVID-19
We’re all doing everything we can to avoid COVID-19, but what happens if we’re exposed to it or come down with symptoms?
First, don’t panic. Next, call our coronavirus hotline at 317-325-COVD(2683). Then check out the information we’ve collected, including everything from symptoms, testing, and diagnosis to how to care for someone with the coronavirus at home:
- Learn what to do if someone in your home gets COVID-19.
- Learn who’s facing an increased risk from COVID-19.
- Learn how to manage your children’s healthcare in the COVID-19 era.
- Get some tips for answering your children’s questions about COVID-19.
While the medical community is still learning about COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control now lists these 11 symptoms as possible indicators for the disease:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you have coronavirus symptoms or think you’ve been exposed, we can help you choose the right COVID-19 testing option for your circumstances. We still recommend reserving viral testing kits for people with symptoms, but we’re offering a $55 antibody test, which determines if you’ve had the disease and recovered from it. Learn more about testing from our Coronasmarts post.
Recovering from COVID-19
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with COVID-19, remember that 80 percent of the people who get the disease can recover at home. And while you or your family member is resting, you can also check out our resource guide below and look up important information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more:
- Find out what do to if someone in your home gets COVID-19.
- Find out when to go to the emergency room with COVID-19.
- Learn what we know now about the disease.
- Get tips on health, sanitization, and safety at home.
- Learn about contact tracing.
Like it or not, avoiding COVID-19 requires constant effort. When you go out, wear a face mask and stay six feet away from others. At home, sanitize frequently touched surfaces and keep your circle of visitors small. And, no matter where you are, frequent hand washing is important. Learn more:
- Read public health guidelines for curbing the coronavirus.
- Learn COVID-19 Precautions.
- Get tips on safety and sanitization at home.
- Find out about contact tracing.
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