Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that was identified in Wuhan, China, and is now being spread throughout the world. To prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19, take the following precautions:
Statewide Coronavirus Helpline, answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week: 1-866-462-3821
Coronaviruses like COVID-19 are most often spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands. Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about how COVID-19 spreads and how to protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Call our office (828) 426-8400 for information on how to proceed.
Before going to a health department or your health care provider, call ahead to describe your symptoms and how you may have been exposed to the virus. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.