For Immediate Release
Phone: 980-432-1800Website: www.rowancountync.gov/covid-19Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan County Case Information: https://bit.ly/rowan-covid19-hub
For many of you who have come in contact with someone who is COVID positive and/or you start feeling bad, you may be confused or hesitant in whether you need or you want to get tested for COVID-19. Please do the responsible thing and get tested, especially if you have the following symptoms:
Please note that these symptoms may be mild to severe and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Also, please realize that you may be COVID positive and not have any symptoms, but you still can infect others around you and not even know that you are.
As a part of being a responsible citizen, you should self-quarantine yourself and stay at home until you receive your test results. Once your test results are known to our COVID-19 Team, someone from Rowan County Public Health will contact you with additional instructions. At that time, a member of our COVID-19 Team will either share with you that are negative and you free to return to work or school; or that you are positive and you will need to stay in self-isolation. Please note that if you are positive, our COVID-19 Team will also need to know the following things from you, which will help us in our contact tracing:
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, please get medical attention immediately and call 911. Emergency warning signs include* the following:
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider; or better yet, call 9-1-1 for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
If you have symptoms, whether you have or have not been tested, stay home until:
If you have no symptoms and lab-confirmed COVID-19, stay home until at least 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive test. However, if you develop symptoms in that time period, refer instead to the criteria for people with symptoms (please see above).
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