Self-Monitor For COVID-19 Symptoms

Follow these steps to check yourself

COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease with pneumonia-like symptoms. To date, studies show that symptoms can take up to 3 weeks to manifest. Those infected may not realize that they are infected until symptoms show, usually much later than the actual initial infection.

In case you have come in close contact with a person who is confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, please monitor yourself for the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle aches or tiredness
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea

Limit your contact with areas outside your home:

  • Avoid crowded public spaces and places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable persons, especially older persons with chronic medical conditions
  • Avoid contact with people who live in health care facilities/congregate living settings (e.g., long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, hospitals, jails).

Always keep your hands clean:

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else shares.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if your hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.

If you exhibit any of these symptoms, make sure you isolate yourself from others, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to family, friends or community.

  • Contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 or contact your health care provider immediately
  • Inform your healthcare provider that you suspect infection, as you have been self-monitoring and are showing symptoms
  • Avoid using public transport while seeking medical help, as this may spread the infection to healthy individuals.
  • Ensure that your nose and mouth are covered with a surgical or procedure masks, and carry hand sanitizer with you at all times while seeking medical help.


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