For information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including symptoms, risks and ways to protect yourself, click here.

What To Know And How To Protect Yourself 

Piedmont Healthcare is responding rapidly to COVID-19, a new respiratory disease spreading across Georgia and the globe. There is no vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus), but you can help contain its spread and protect yourself.

Symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and call 866-460-1119, available Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

If you are experiencing emergency warning signs for COVID-19 (which could include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion or inability to arouse; and/or bluish lips or face), get medical attention immediately. Drive yourself to your Emergency Department if you’re able, but call ahead to let staff know you’re coming. If you cannot transport yourself, call 911.

 

How to protect yourself and others

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which is through to spread mainly from person to person.

  • STAY AT HOME
    Many local governments have issued orders to stay at home, except to provide or receive essential services, and you should obey the order if your area has one. Even if your local government has not enacted such an order, the best way to avoid contracting and spreading the virus is to remain home. If you must visit the grocery store, go once a week and go alone. Use delivery services if possible.
     
  • AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people.
     
  • CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
     
  • COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, and wash your hands immediately.
     
  • WEAR A FACEMASK AND STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK
    Stay home (except to get medical care). Wear a facemask when you’re around other people and before entering a healthcare provider’s office.
     
  • CLEAN AND DISINFECT
    Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them.

 

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms may range from mild to severe and can appear 2-14 days after exposure. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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