COVID-19 affects different people in different ways
Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
· 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
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
· Trouble breathing
· Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
· New confusion
· Inability to wake or stay awake
· Bluish lips or face
What we’re doing to protect our patients:
· Consistent with the CDC’s recommendations for universal source control, staff and patients must wear face masks at all times.
· Controls are established to facilitate social distancing. Visitors are prohibited but if they are necessary for an aspect of patient care, they will be pre-screened.
· We have established a plan for thorough cleaning and disinfection of exam rooms and other facilities for patients before and after each visit. This includes patient temperature checks and screenings from questions developed by the PA Dept. of Health before entry is allowed.
· Telehealth visits may also be available to you.