While there is currently no vaccine available, the CDC suggests many best practices to avoid the spread of the disease:
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth
- When sick, stay at home
- Avoid contact with those who are sick
- When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue (or the crook of your elbow)
- Wash your hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, regularly
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
COVID-19 Testing Information
WellSpan Waiving Out-Of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19
WellSpan recognizes the need for prompt care for anyone impacted by this pandemic and will remove barriers people may face in receiving testing and treatment.
For patients who have insurance or are covered by Medicare or Medicaid, WellSpan will collect the individual's coverage information, but will not bill or collect any deductible, co-insurance, or any other payment for the screening, testing and treatment of COVID-19. WellSpan will also not charge individuals who do not currently have health insurance for testing or treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold and flu. The most common of these symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
According to the CDC, symptoms can range from mild to severe, and even life-threatening.
How does the coronavirus spread?
This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen in a variety of ways. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Disclaimer: Please remember the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is not a health official or government official. Our goal is to share information that is accurate and unbiased in a timely manner. Please seek additional information from the linked sources provided.
If you are sick, or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions.
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