1. Are you experiencing symptoms? Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Typical symptoms include fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
2. Have you returned from anywhere else within the last 14 days?
3. Have you been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, call your healthcare provider if you have one and the Florida Department of Health in Broward at 954.412.7300 before visiting any healthcare facility.
If self-quarantining at home, the Florida Department of Health recommends following this advice:
- Self-monitor for fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms for 14 days.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Delay any additional travel plans until you are no longer sick.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Throw the tissue in the trash as soon as you’ve sneezed into it.
Finally, as scientists learn more and the fight against COVID-19 changes, advice may also change. The advice given here is the most up-to-date at the time of this magazine’s printing; to make sure you’re getting the latest information, regularly visit floridahealth.gov/COVID-19.