COVID-19 INFORMATION

Rapid COVID-19 TEST

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You must wear a mask at all times

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Also known as: SARS-CoV-2, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, nCov COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Condition Highlight Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath.

Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.

There’s no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.

It’s not known exactly how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, but similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

Our Port Arthur facility is providing:

Antigen/Rapid

Antigen/Rapid – 15 min in house – with the ability to send out and confirm results

Our Orange facility is providing:

Antigen/Rapid

Antigen/Rapid – 15 min in house – with the ability to send out and confirm results

PCR/Moleculer.

PCR/Molecular – 45 min in house almost 100% accurate

Signs & Symptoms

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?Expand

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It was first identified in Wuhan, China. Patients with COVID-19 may have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What do you do if you feel sick?Expand

  • If you are sick, stay home except for a medical emergency.
  • Separate yourself from other people
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Stay in contact with YOUR MEDICAL HOME

When should I seek emergency medical care?Expand

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

COVID-19 Testing

CDC Test RecommendationsExpand

If your doctor sees that you meet the requirements for testing be sure to wear a mask, cover your coughs and sneezes, and frequently clean your hands on your way to be tested.Who Can Get Tested for COVID-19 at Total CareExpand

Anyone can get test at Total Care by appointment only

PREVENTION & LIMITING THE SPREAD

How does COVID-19 spread?ExpandHow do I protect myself and my family?Expand

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:

What if you are already sick?Expand

To keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:

  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Avoid travel to areas with widespread illness from COVID-19
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What should I do if I recently traveled Internationally and got sick?Expand

If you traveled internationally (to high-risk countries, China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Japan or Hong Kong) within the past 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical care. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out, and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.

SOCIAL DISTANCING, ISOLATION & QUARANTINE

What is the difference?Expand

  • Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.
  • Isolation is for people who already ARE sick.
  • Quarantine is for people who might become sick because they may have been exposed to sick people.

Click here to learn more from CDC.

SELF-ISOLATION

Who should self isolate?Expand

People at higher risk and or are already sick should isolate. Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults, and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease. If you fall into any of these categories, please take steps to isolate.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • STAY HOME
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

How long should you self-isolate?Expand

According to the CDC, self-isolation is very critical to preventing the spread of sickness especially in the case of COVID-19. To be clear, self-isolation is required for individuals who are already sick. CDC recommends that individuals should self-isolate for at least 14 days.

QUARANTINE

What is a quarantine?Expand

Quarantine is the separation of a person (or group of people) who is believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease, but who is not currently showing symptoms.What is self-quarantine?Expand

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you may decide to self-quarantine, or voluntarily refrain from going out of your home. The CDC and other health officials recommend that if you self-quarantine, you do so for 14 days. If you have contracted COVID-19, you would show symptoms or will have had the opportunity for testing for the virus to know for sure if you are contagious.Who should self-quarantine?Expand

Individuals who have been exposed to the virus or have tested positive for the virus should self/home quarantine. In addition, individuals who have been within 6 feet of someone infected are at risk and should self-quarantine as a precaution.

If you fall in any of the above categories,you should self/home quarantine.

  • run errands
  • take public transportation
  • go to work
  • have visitors.

How do you know if you should self-quarantine?Expand

  • The CDC has issued recommendations for travelers arriving from certain countries to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • If someone at your work or school was definitely exposed, you may want to consider self-quarantine.
  • If you have a fever and a dry cough
  • If you are unsure if you should self-quarantine, call your doctor and tell them why you think you may have been exposed to the virus and what you should do.

SOCIAL DISTANCING 

How do I effectively implement social distancing?Expand

As a means for preventing the spread of COVID-19 individuals should refrain from attending social and or community events. This is a way to protect yourself and community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses. CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and community spread in the United States. CDC’s “All of Community” approach is focused on slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and reducing illness and death while minimizing social and economic impacts. According to the CDC, social distancing includes “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.”

  • Examples of “congregate settings” the CDC warns about would be:
  • Crowded public places such as shopping centers, movie theaters or stadiums
  • Conferences
  • Classes
  • Mass transit
  • Sporting events

Avoiding larger crowds during this time to flatten the curve is key to slow the spread of COVID-19. Other ways of social distancing are the following:

  • Working from home instead of at the office
  • Closing schools or switching to online classes
  • Visiting loved ones by electronic devices instead of in-person
  • Canceling or postponing conferences and large meetings

TREATMENT & VACCINE INFO

Is there a treatment?Expand

There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with mild symptoms of COVID-19 should call their primary care physician (PCP) for medical treatment.Is there a vaccine?Expand

There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.