What To Know And How To Protect Yourself 

Symptoms may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home and book a Virtual Visit with a Piedmont provider at piedmont.org/virtualvisit to see if you meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing.

If testing is recommended based on your screening, the physician will book an appointment for a COVID-19 nasal swab test at your nearest Piedmont Urgent Care location.

Emergency Warning Signs

Emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face. If you have emergency warning signs, seek care immediately.

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.
 

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Avoid Close Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Put at least six feet of distance between yourself and other people.

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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.

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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.

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Cover Your Mouth And Nose With A Cloth Face Cover

Even people who feel healthy can unknowingly spread COVID-19, so wear a face covering in public to protect others. Do not place coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove the mask without help.

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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.

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Clean And Disinfect

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may range from mild to severe and can appear 2-14 days after exposure. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 complications.

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