If you have recently traveled overseas or feel you may have symptoms of the Coronavirus, call your doctor or medical provider to assess your risk.
*Maintain proper hygiene
*Wash hands with soap or an alcohol based hand sanitizer scrubbing thoroughly
*This is a strain of SARS first seen in 2002 that started in some animals and mutated
Coronavirus impacts the respiratory system and can easily spread by coughing or sneezing. Droplets travel airborne and can land on another person, on surfaces and can travel through air ducts
*Droplets travel 36-39 inches and can survive on surfaces.
*Incubation period is 5-25 days. Symptoms are flu-like with fever, cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia
Your medical insurance provider may have a 24-hour nurse on call to answer questions or
Memorial UMC Nurse One – 912-350-9355
St. Joseph’s/Candler ER – 912-819-6000
St. Joseph’s Hospital ER – 912-819-4000
Published in part by the Centers for Disease Control
Edited by Renee Kennedy