When should I seek medical help regarding COVID-19?

Please call a medical professional if, in the last 14 days, you:

  • Have traveled to an affected geographic area, as defined by CDC
  • Have a fever (100.4F / 38C or higher) and signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath), or
  • Were in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have a fever or signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath)
  • When you call, please inform them of your symptoms and recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.

If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself, do not come to work, and seek medical attention by calling a medical professional. Inform medical professionals of your symptoms and any recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.

As with all contagious illnesses, limit the potential for exposure to other people and, if you are an employee, do not come to work. Take the following actions:

  • Notify your supervisor that you are ill and will not be able to work.
  • Isolate yourself to keep from potentially exposing other people.
  • Seek medical advice from a medical professional by calling ahead before visiting a health facility.

You may also be interested in this COVID-19 self-checker from the CDC.