Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital and its affiliate practices are prepared to care for any patients who has potentially been exposed with infectious diseases, included COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). We are continuing to monitor the outbreak at a global and regional level.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people becoming severely ill or even dying. Symptoms can include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
What are ways I can help limit my risk for COVID-19?
For instructions for an easy-to-sew pleated surgical mask, please click here.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
To get the most accurate and up to date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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