People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Repeated shaking with chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
· Trouble breathing
· Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
· New confusion or inability to arouse
· Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
How important is it to call-in if I feel ill?
Symptoms in addition to, or other than, cough, fever, and shortness of breath have been noted with COVID-19 cases. Other signs and symptoms could include: nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, sore throat, pink eye, altered taste and smell, altered level of consciousness.
How important is it to wear a face covering?
The incubation period continues to be studied. Known: asymptomatic people can transmit this virus to others. A person may be contagious without ever knowing he/she is infected. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease spread by exhaled droplets – a face covering helps slow the spread of the virus.
Required Safety Procedures in Place Per Surgeon General
The next several weeks are critical that we practice and implement our safety procedures. Governor DeSantis announced he is issuing an Executive Order to direct Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Rivkees, to issue a public health advisory urging the following:
A downloadable PDF can be found at the bottom of this page that provides instructions for making your own face mask.
Click the button below for current updates and alerts from Escambia County
Escambia County COVID-19 Update 64
For current CDC symptoms please visit the following page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Phone # to call for screening in Escambia County : 850-746-2684
IF YOU: • Are experiencing fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, OR • Have returned from international travel or a cruise within the last 14 days, OR • Have been around someone diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19),
Who is at higher risk?Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
The Florida Department of Health has a website that has Florida specific information please visit via the following:
Visit the following website for several informational sources
. Adults 60 and older and those with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness. Here’s what you can do right now.