Call your doctor or county health department for advice if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have developed symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing. Remember, you can recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) have developed a list of symptoms to watch for.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
Children may experience all of the symptoms listed above as well as:
The CDC has also developed emergency warning signs that require immediate medical attention such as:
For more information about COVID-19 refer to What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others.
To help you talk to young children about COVID-19 refer to Manuela Molinares' COVIBOOK and How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus at PBS.org. If you have older children refer to the comic strip Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus the social narrative Let's Talk About the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please consult your doctor or medical health department regarding anyother symptom that is severe or concerning. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and notify the operator that you think you may have COVID-19.
Notice: COVID-19 can incubate in the body for up to 14 days. If you or anyone you know is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade at 305-324-2400 or the COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in Miami-Dade County, refer to the Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Sites.
If you develop symptoms and choose to go to the closest emergency room, contact the emergency department in advance and let them know you that think you may have COVID-19, this will help stop the spread.
STAY HOME if you are sick to protect yourself and protect others.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus, how do you avoid being exposed? Stay Home As Much As Possible.
Stay Home As Much As Possible
Social Distanceis a "physical distancing" or space between 2 people of at least 6 feet. Stay away from crowded places and do not gather in groups.
Is it recommended to use a cloth face cover, however, children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone unable to remove the covering without assistance should not use a face cover. For more information about how to talk to children about face covers read Why are people wearing masks? Why are people covering their faces?
If you think that you or someone in your home might have been exposed to COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms, stay away from others, limit movement, and self-quarantinefor 14 days.
If you or someone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19 separate from others in the home. Only one adult should look after this person. This person should stay in a separate space, keep doors closed, and use a different bathroom if possible. If you have to share a common area, the sick person should wear a face mask, those areas must be disinfected after use, and things like towels and utensils must be kept separate. For more details read Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
For more information refer to Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives.
Clean and Disinfect often frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, phones, keyboards, sinks, faucets, handles, toilets). Use detergent or soap and water to first clean surfaces and then use a disinfectant. Refer to Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home for more details.