I have been working with both sick and well people this week and every person who is sick is terrified that they have COVID and rightfully so with all that is going on. It’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
It is a possibility and test kits are still not readily available. The number of positive cases seems to double each day. You are at greater risk if you have traveled in the last 30 days on a plane or out of the country, been around sick people, or in very large groups. Mostly all of us fall into one of those categories.
If you are currently dealing with an acute illness like the cold or flu I have three resources to help navigate whether or not you should seek out medical attention. These will help you determine if you have viral symptoms and when to get tested for COVID.
Resource 1: CDC recommendations
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath