What to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19
If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. The CDC offers a COVID-19 symptom checker at cdc.gov/coronavirus or FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. You may also have COVID-19 if you have been in close contact, less than 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, with someone who is positive. If you think you have been exposed, you should contact your health care provider. You may also consider being tested for COVID-19.
With or without a positive test result, you should self-isolate for 14 days. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you have symptoms, make sure to drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, and use over the counter medications for symptoms. You should avoid other persons in your home, continue to wash your hand often with soap and water for 20 seconds, and clean and disinfect all high touch surfaces daily.
You should seek emergency medical attention if you are having trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.
FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Viral Testing avaialble on select dates, times, and locations. Testing is for adults with or without symptoms. No registration or appointment needed. Antibody testing not available. Click the file for details. Call (850) 872-4455 with questions.
DOH-Bay is now testing anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, including children, at the 597 W. 11th St. location. For screening, please call DOH-Bay at (850) 872-4455 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and follow the prompts. Testing is by appointment only.More Information (PDF, 1MB)
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