COVID-19 Health Information
We understand that the COVID-19 outbreak is a stressful time for many. Here are some helpful guidelines about the illness and what to do if you are sick or think you might have been exposed. We hope this information helps reduce your stress.
Watch for Symptoms
Reported cases have ranged from mild to severe, but typical symptoms include:
- Cough, and
- Shortness of breath
The vast majority of individuals who contract COVID-19 will have mild symptoms or no symptoms. If symptoms are mild, over the counter medications (pain relievers, fever reducers, cough medicine) can be considered.
- Call a medical provider if you have any concerns about your symptoms
- If you have a medical emergency, call 911
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately.
Emergency warning signs may include*:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Confusion or inability to wake the person
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Learn more about the differences between self-isolation, self-quarantine and social distancing on the AHEC website by clicking here.
The Coronavirus pandemic is constantly changing, hence the information above may be modified if circumstances and new clinical findings warrant content revisions. During this global pandemic, it is important to ensure that you receive accurate information. The following links are provided as additional resources.
- COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Read the latest update from the Auraria Health Center here.