Your COVID-19 Prevention Questions, Answered

COVID-19 cases are still going up in the United States, and everyone is wondering what they can do to keep themselves and others safe. New information about the virus is coming out all the time, but here are the answers we have to these common COVID-19 prevention questions.

What Can I Do to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by reducing your exposure to other people. Try to stay home as much as possible, avoid crowded places, and keep a social distance of at least 6 feet from other people when you can. You should also get in the habit of wearing masks in public places and washing your hands frequently. Don’t touch other people and always stay home if you’re feeling sick.

What Advice Should I Listen To?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the most reliable sources for information and advice about COVID-19 and how to prevent it. Listen to advice from experienced medical professionals, especially those working on the front lines. Be critical of any medical advice that comes from an unreliable source, especially if it relates to COVID-19.

Can I Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

We don’t recommend travelling during the pandemic unless absolutely necessary. If you need to travel, consider making the trip in your car instead of a plane to avoid being surrounded by dozens of people. Always wear a mask when travelling in close proximity to others, like on a plane or bus.

When Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?

This is a question your general doctor should answer. COVID-19 testing happens on a case-by-case basis depending on the circumstances and the risks of testing. Your doctor might test you for a range of alternate respiratory illnesses before deciding to do a COVID-19 test. If you have any of the following symptoms, call your doctor and ask about COVID-19 testing:

  • Coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Runny nose or congestion

What is the Current Treatment for COVID-19 Patients?

There is currently no known cure for COVID-19. Medical professionals are using supportive care to help their patients recover from the virus as comfortably as possible. Less severe cases might be instructed to self-isolate while recovering from home, while emergent cases are being treated in hospitals. Your doctor will use updated CDC guidelines to determine when it’s safe to discontinue self-isolation after the onset of the virus. You won’t be able to leave self-isolation until at least three days after your last fever and at least seven days since your symptoms first appeared.

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