Updates and Resources Surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus)
OneShare Health understands that you might have concerns as confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in the United States. These may be stressful times, but we want to put your mind at ease and remind you that we are here with you, praying for you, and supporting you with any questions or needs you may have.
In order to help you make the most informed decisions when it comes to your health and safety, we have put together some resources and advice recommended by the world's top infectious disease experts, such as the CDC and the WHO:
CDC recommendations, symptoms, and other information are updated as of June 29, 2020
What is the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people. This occurred with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, and now with the virus that causes COVID-19.
How does it spread?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.
What are the symptoms?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
When using any type of transportation, follow these general principles:
Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
Practice social distancing.
Wear cloth face coverings.
Note: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on:
Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms.
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
I'm a Member, What Should I Do if I am Ill?
If you or an enrolled family member are feeling ill and are experiencing non-emergency symptoms, we encourage you to call the Telemedicine number provided on your ID card or in your membership guide. Allow them to put your mind at ease and guide you back to health as quickly as possible.
All of our members have access to Telemedicine, with a $0 consult fee. You can talk with a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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