Coronavirus - What you need to know

Updated March 18, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

Symptoms associated with the virus are mild to severe fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, and there is no specific antiviral treatment for the virus.

Our doctors are here to help. If you have symptoms of the virus, our doctors can assess your condition and help determine the necessary next steps, all from the comfort of your home. If you are suffering from other common medical conditions, our doctors provide reliable care while minimizing the exposure to contagious viruses like COVID-19.

Latest COVID-19 Information from the CDC

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins

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Minimize the Risk of Exposure

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Do I have COVID-19 or something else?

Do I have COVID-19 or something else?

How we can help

You can still receive quality medical care without leaving your home. Virtual care is a highly effective method to evaluate and treat symptoms while minimizing exposure to potentially contagious viruses. Request a visit by phone or video to talk to a AllyHealth doctor now.

If you think you are infected, AllyHealth doctors can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and advise you on next steps. Our clinical team is trained on the latest protocols for local and national notification, testing, and management of people under investigation for the virus.

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