What Do I Do If I Get COVID-19?

Even with all of our necessary health-safety precautions, the risk of actually getting COVID-19 still hasn’t been totally eliminated.

The thought of actually getting the virus can be scary, so what should you do if you do fall ill to it? Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Athens, TN offers some helpful information.

How Serious Is COVID-19?

It’s very serious. Even though the CDC has stated that most people who contract the virus can make a full recovery at home, the scariest part about the virus is that symptoms are different for everyone.

Many people who have had the virus didn’t even know, and many people have experienced lethal symptoms. This is why it’s important to keep practicing the below-mentioned health-safety precautions until the vaccine is readily available to everyone.

Health-Safety Precautions to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

  • Mask up in public.
  • Remain socially distant from those not in your immediate household.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Stay home if you or someone you know feels sick.

What Do I Do Next If I Get Sick?

The next step after testing positive for the virus is to isolate away from others for 10 days, carefully monitoring your symptoms, drinking plenty of water and allowing your body to rest.

As we said earlier, the CDC has stated that most people, if you don’t experience any of the serious symptoms that we’ve listed below, can make a full recovery from the virus at home. However, if you do experience any of the below symptoms, it’s important to call 911 immediately.

Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Serious breathing troubles
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, schedule a test at AFC Urgent Care Athens, TN ASAP. We are here for you during these trying times and always!