Coronavirus vs. flu and allergies

Coronavirus / Sanitas
Date: March 13, 2020

What to do if you are sick

If you are sick or are concerned that you have been infected with this virus, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from spreading to your loved ones and people in your community. Besides following the items in “prevention and treatment”, you should:

  • Stay home and call us at 1-844-665-4827 first before visiting your nearest Sanitas Medical Center
  • Monitor your symptoms and seem prompt medical attention if your illness is getting worse
  • Avoid public areas and public transportation 
  • Try to isolate yourself in one room and stay away from other people in your home
  • Limit contact with pets and animals as it is unknown whether this affects animals
  • If you have a medical appointment, call ahead and tell them you may have Coronavirus
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets and advise people who are around you to wear a facemask as well
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, especially after coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home while you are sick
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces in your home everyday

(1) CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.