Covid 19 information

Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Stay Informed

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease.

Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern, and we are committed to helping you stay informed and prepared as the situation develops.

A medical team is available 24/7 to assist you and your family from the comfort of home if you believe you have symptoms of the virus.

Stay informed with the latest information from the CDC.

What is the Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. The current outbreak involves a new coronavirus that causes a condition called COVID-19.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. This mostly occurs when respiratory droplets from an infected person land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby via a cough or sneeze.

What are symptoms of the virus?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How is COVID-19 treated?

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People who think they may have been exposed should contact a healthcare provider immediately.

Minimize your risk of exposure

The recommended measures will help prevent the spread of infections, such as colds, flu and stomach bugs, and can protect you and your family from getting sick even if COVID-19 has not yet arrived in your community.

  • Wipe down surfaces with disinfectant regularly to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid germ-filled waiting rooms and seek care online or by phone.
  • Avoid crowded places and practice social distancing from others.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

When should you seek medical attention for COVID-19?

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:*

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

* Virtual doctor visits are typically with a medical doctor, and can also be with a fully accredited physician assistant and nurse practitioner.

If this is a medical emergency or crisis situation, dial 911 immediately for assistance. ROKiT Telemedicine is not appropriate for a medical, mental health, or behavioral health emergency.

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