What if I become ill with symptoms and do not know where I might have been exposed? What should I do?

Stay at home and call your doctor if you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as a fever, dry cough, and/or shortness of breath.

The following are recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis.
  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Limit contact with pets and animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals.

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID?-19)?
2. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
3. What is the mode of transmission of COVID-19?
4. What is incubation period? How long is it for COVID-19?
5. What steps should I take to help prevent COVID-19?
6. I am very worried about COVID-19. How can I manage my feelings.
7. What if I become ill with symptoms and do not know where I might have been exposed? What should I do?
8. There have been confirmed cases in Coppell. Are the patients at home or in the hospital? Where did they go before falling ill?
9. I'm having trouble paying my water bill or need other assistance? What should I do?
10. What about employees of private businesses? What if I'm concerned that my employer isn't implementing social distancing protocols?
11. Will trash or recycling services be interrupted?
12. Can I move?
13. How many cases are in Coppell?