The novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is a global, national and local concern. The University of Kansas Health System is working closely with local, state and federal health officials to control spread and provide safe healthcare to you and your family.
Our team treats people with respiratory illnesses every day. We have the training, tools and techniques in place to isolate and care for those who are potentially at risk for COVID-19.
We have enhanced safety measures in place to minimize risk so you can confidently plan and receive the important care you need.
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Take good care
Following several simple practices will help you and your loved ones reduce risk of infection. But if you or someone close to you does feel ill, it’s important to recognize symptoms and seek care responsibly. Review these guidelines on prevention, symptoms and supportive care.
Follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like flu and COVID-19.
- Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect regularly.
- Practice physical distancing and stay home when sick.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may occur 2-14 days after exposure. Some of the most common include:
- Shortness of breath
Secondary symptoms may include loss of taste or smell, fatigue, diarrhea, aches or muscle pain, headache, runny nose, sore throat or chills.
If you find yourself or a loved one feeling ill, do the following:
- If you have symptoms, call your doctor’s office or urgent care center.
- Alert your doctor if you have been in contact with someone ill or have traveled.
- Treat mild cases at home with fluids, pain and fever reducers and rest.
If you think you have COVID-19, call your primary care provider or set up an urgent care video visit.