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If you do not have a primary care physician, you may contact the Lenawee County Health Department at (517) 264-5226, Option 5 to speak with a Public Health Nurse. Urgent care facilities can also assess you and order testing if indicated. Please call them beforehand as they will likely assess you over the phone instead of having you visit the facility if COVID-19 is suspected.
If you have symptoms, please self-isolate at home and contact your medical care provider. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
For more information on how to self-isolate at home, please click here.
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes.What we do know is that the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about how this virus spreads.
In general, symptoms appear 2 – 14 days after exposure.
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to follow these steps: wash hands frequently, wear a cloth face covering when in enclosed public spaces and outdoors when unable to consistently maintain 6 feet of distance from those not of your household and avoid crowds.
There are no medications specifically approved for this novel coronavirus. Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some people have developed pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has put together this infographic to help you as you determine if you need to self-monitor, self-isolate, quarantine, or contact your health provider.
Pay attention for COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If you are concerned about your health, contact your primary health care provider. If your doctor decides you should be tested for COVID-19, they can order testing for you.
We do not know yet if people who recover from COVID-19 can get infected again. Health experts are investigating to determine if a person can get sick with COVID-19 more than once. Until we know more, continue to take steps to protect yourself and others. It is unclear if the antibodies from COVID-19 are protective, what level of protection they provide or how long the antibodies last. People who have recovered from COVID-19 should still social distance, wear a face covering when in public to protect others, and follow any additional guidance from the health department.
It varies by individual but in general an individual can return to normal activities if it has been at least 10 days since the symptoms started, symptoms have improved, and the individual has been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
If you have tested positive, but have experienced no symptoms, you can return to activities 10 days following the date of your test.
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At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way COVID-19 spreads is through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets from someone who is infected. How Coronavirus Spreads
However, mosquitoes and ticks can spread other diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease. LEARN MORE
You do not need a N-95 or surgical mask to wear in public. You can wear a cloth face covering – many are available for purchase on Facebook, Etsy, or Amazon. You can also make one yourself at home. There are sew and non-sew instructions here.
Any indoor space in public where you cannot maintain a six-foot separation between yourself and others, such as a work site, grocery store, convenience store, gas station, and pharmacy.