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Coronavirus 2019
Posted Date:
4/3/2020
Coronavirus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Citizens are encouraged to stay informed and prepare - but don't panic! If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your concerns or get medical care.

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 For general questions about COVID-19, call DHEC Care Line 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

 

HEARD A RUMOR THAT CAUSES YOU CONCERN?

Visit the Coronavirus Rumor Control website sponsored by FEMA.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Visit the CDC website for additional (and the latest) tips.


 Several South Carolina health systems are offering telehealth options to the public. These options are available to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in South Carolina. In order to access the free consult, use the promo code COVID19

MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care

McLeod Telehealth

Prisma Health Virtual Visit

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Virtual Care

Piedmont Medical Center is also offering an on-line COVID-19 Assessment Tool and is doing screenings in a special tent set up outside the hospital.

 

PREVENTION

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

·                 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

·                 Avoid contact with people who are sick.

·                 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

·                 Stay home when you are sick and if you are Higher Risk (per CDC)

·                 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·                 Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

·                 Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.  CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).


TRAVEL SELF-QUARANTINE - Effective March 27, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order proclaiming that all visitors coming to South Carolina from COVID-19 hotspots must quarantine fro 14 days.  An excerpt from the order states that “...an individual who enters the State of South Carolina from an area with substantial community spread, to include the Tri-State Area (consisting of the States of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, shall isolate or self-quarantine for a period of fourteen (14) days from the time of entry into the State of South Carolina or the duration of the individual’s presence in South Carolina, whichever period is shorter.” 


IMPORTANT LINKS

Centers for Disease Control Latest Updates

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Latest Updates

South Carolina Emergency Management

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

FEMA Rumor Control on Coronavirus

United Way of York County Resources


 

 
 
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