Understanding COVID-19

Understanding COVID-19 can be difficult for some. We have created this plain language flier to illustrate the basics of the disease, symptoms and treatment for any audience.

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symptoms_webSymptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever or chills
  • Respiratory symptoms, such as dry cough or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Body or muscle aches
  • Headache 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Keep in mind, many people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home.

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What to do if you have symptoms

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If you think you have COVID-19

Call First. Stay home and call your doctor’s office or Ohio State Telehealth Immediate Care at 614-293-3200.

They can advise you on whether you need medical care. If you do need care, wear a face mask when you leave your home, if you have one available.

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If you are experiencing symptoms...

Stay Home. Don’t go into work. Avoid spreading virus to others.

Contact your primary care physician. If you don't have one, call the Ohio State Telehealth Immediate Care at 614-293-3200

Emergency-warning-signs

Get medical attention immediately if you experience:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face
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What if I’m experiencing a medical emergency not related to COVID-19?

If you are experiencing a medical emergency such as being unable to breathe, a heart attack or a stroke, please call 9-1-1. Delaying emergency care can worsen health outcomes. We are ready to provide you with safe and expert care.
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