In this toolkit, you'll learn how to:
Prepare your home in case someone has COVID-19.
Track symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever.
Manage key symptoms of COVID-19 including breathing exercises.
Know when to go the hospital.
Our list of frequently asked questions.
Additional videos and other materials.
A dry cough is one of the tell-tale signs of the coronavirus (as opposed to other bacterial and viral infections). “Dry” means that the cough produces no mucus or phlegm.
Tracking symptoms hourly is important for a number of reasons. “When symptoms are documented, it helps healthcare providers understand the course of the disease leading up to hospital treatment,” says Dr. Taliaferro.
Overall, COVID-19 is a lot like the flu, a mix of symptoms that make people feverish, tired, and short of breath.
According to Dr. Hank Taliaferro, “Most Americans have to prepare for the possibility that they or someone they know will become sick.” Individuals and families need to be prepared to care for people with coronavirus at home.
While COVID-19 infection can be potentially life threatening, up to 80 percent of cases are not severe and will not require a hospital visit.