Coronavirus / COVID-19

Following is information regarding symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Coronavirus. For up-to-date information, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

IF, you have

  • A fever
  • A cough
  • Difficulty breathing (not a sore throat or upper congestion) or
  • Close contact to a person who is under investigation or care for COVID-19 while that person was ill

THEN,

  • Please do NOT come to one of our offices
  • Please CALL us regarding your symptoms and exposure history or VISIT www.fpca.net/virtual to initiate a virtual visit.
  • We will contact the Frederick County Health Department on your behalf

About Coronavirus

  • Tests are in short supply and testing in office is challenging due to high transmissibility of illness. COVID-19 testing will not change the course of illness as there is no specific treatment for Coronavirus and should presently be reserved for the sickest patients.

To protect yourself and others

  • Avoid contact with others
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds [hand sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol) is your back up]
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Visit the CDC website for suggestions on how to prepare

The medical community’s understanding of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is quickly advancing and therefore quickly changing. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus is your best up-to-the-minute resource for information regarding coronavirus. Please rely on this valuable resource for trusted information about coronavirus.

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