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Signs & Symptoms

What to Do if You Are Sick

If you develop fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please follow these recommendations:

Call ahead to discuss your symptoms.

  • Call your Primary Care Physician
  • Call the free 24-hour nurse triage line 812-885-3331

Note: Some people are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, including:

  • Older adults
  • Patients with chronic health conditions such as diabetes; lung, kidney or heart diseases; as well as patients who smoke
  • Patients with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy or taking certain types of medications
  • These higher-risk patients who experience COVID-19 symptoms should contact their provider immediately.

Patients who have appointments within the hospital or at Physician Network offices will also be asked screening questions about travel, fever and respiratory illness.

Click Here to watch Dr. Dustin Blackwell address COVID-19 concerns for pregnant women.

COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms

Reported symptoms have ranged from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. These symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek medical attention immediately by calling 911 or going to the nearest emergency department.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Self Care at Home for Mild Symptoms

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

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