I think I might have been exposed to coronavirus. What should I do?

COVID-19 HOTLINE: Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and the Wicomico County Health Department has opened a COVID-19 Information and Triage Line. The call center is based at PRMC and collaboratively staff by registered nurses and other clinicians from both Peninsula Regional and the Health Department. The number is 410-912-6889.

First, stay home and call your healthcare provider, who might be able to determine whether you’re really exhibiting symptoms and/or are at risk. If you can treat your symptoms at home, it is best to stay home and self-quarantine. Due to a limited number of tests, we are only able to test severely ill patients in need of hospitalization at this time. If the CDC criteria changes, we will expand our capabilities accordingly. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • In more severe cases, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Not everyone with these symptoms has COVID-19. Flu is currently widespread in our area and may have some similar symptoms.

Treatment is mainly supportive care with:

  • Fluids
  • Medication to lower fever such as Tylenol
  • Oxygen if needed
  • There are no vaccines available for COVID-19 at this time to help with prevention.

 

How can I find out what’s happening with COVID-19?

For the most up-to-date information, please visit trusted sources of information about the coronavirus:

Maryland Department of Health

Delaware Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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