HAVE YOU BEEN EXPOSED?

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this is what you should do…

  1. CALL YOUR DOCTOR if you believe you have been exposed and have developed symptoms such as: fever, a dry cough and/or difficulty breathing. It is important that you call your healthcare provider, doctor or local health department for medical advice. Call ahead before going so the provider can take precautions when you arrive.  Testing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) change frequently.  Please visit their site for updates on their guidance about who should be tested.  
  2. PLEASE CALL OUR ASBC SELF-REPORTING CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE, 24/7 at 703 725-5835 (PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL)

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED?

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

AM I HIGH RISK AND IF SO, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

Older adults
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease

PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO OR BEEN AROUND PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Travelers who have known exposure to a confirmed patient or who have returned to the DMV from countries in the last 14 days where transmission is known to be occurring (i.e., mainland China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and who have a fever of 100.4 or higher or respiratory systems should be reported to public health for evaluation/diagnostic workup.
  2. Asymptomatic travelers from mainland China are of particular concern and are requested to self-report to the Virginia public health online tracking system  OR YOUR APPROPRIATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT and to self-isolate for 14 days.
  3. Asymptomatic travelers from South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are requested to self-report to the¬†Virginia public health online tracking system. To ensure their health and the health of the community, a public health agency –¬† you should contact such parties by phone to have them evaluate each individual’s situation to provide recommendations.

BELOW ARE LINKS TO DC, MD and VA COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS.