• Virus

    The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. If you have questions or concerns about your health, you are encouraged to contact your primary care provider or AppHealthCare at 336.246.9449 or www.apphealthcare.com

    Practice the following measures to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.Ø Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds—this is the best defense.

    Ø Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    Ø Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    Ø Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    Ø Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface.
    Ø If you are sick, call your doctor’s office ahead of time to get advice on how to proceed in your care. 

    AppHealthCare is the lead agency for dealing with COVID-19 in Ashe County. 

    COVID-19 affects adults with chronic health issues more so than children. 

    Antibiotics do not work on COVID-19. 

    For more information contact the Center for Disease Control:  www.cdc.gov/COVID19