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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. COVID-19 is a novel or new coronavirus believed to have originated in China in 2019.

What Are the Symptoms and How Does It Spread?

Reported illnesses range from mild to severe, including death. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and be similar to influenza, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Both coronavirus and influenza are spread by close contact between people and droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Can I Get Tested?

If you think you have been exposed to COVID19 and develop these symptoms, you should call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you are unable to be seen by a healthcare professional, your insurance carrier may be able to provide telehealth services to evaluate you. Contact your insurance carrier for information and availability.

If a healthcare provider believes you should be tested, that person will coordinate the testing process. It is important that if you need to visit your doctor, emergency room, or urgent care setting, call ahead so that the healthcare center can take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

FREE COVID-19 at-home test kits are currently available at Seneca County General Health District.

Quarantine / Isolation Procedures

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When you may have a respiratory virus…‎

Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick) if you have respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause. These symptoms can include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.*

  • You can go back to your normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, both are true:
    • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and
    • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).
  • When you go back to your normal activities, take added precaution over the next 5 days, such as taking additional steps for cleaner air, hygiene, masks, physical distancing, and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.
    • Keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. You are likely to be less contagious at this time, depending on factors like how long you were sick or how sick you were.
    • If you develop a fever or you start to feel worse after you have gone back to normal activities, stay home and away from others again until, for at least 24 hours, both are true: your symptoms are improving overall, and you have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication). Then take added precaution for the next 5 days.
You may be eligible for oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment if you:
  • Are at high risk of getting more serious symptoms.
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Are not in the hospital but have mild to moderate symptoms for 5 days or less.

Ask your healthcare provider for more information on Paxlovid and Lagevrio, two antiviral medications that require a prescription from a healthcare professional.

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Tiffin, OH 44883

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Phone
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