What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
Eighty percent of the people who develop COVID-19 will likely have a mild version of the disease, explains Katie Anderson, MD, PhD. She explains the symptoms of coronavirus infection -- fever, cough, shortness of breath -- and what to do if you feel sick, as well as the importance of social distancing and self isolation to slow the spread of the illness. Anderson is an assistant professor of medicine at Upstate and an infectious disease epidemiologist.
Note: If you are running a fever along with a cough or shortness of breath and are concerned about a possible coronavirus infection, contact your primary care doctor. If do not have a primary care doctor or are uninsured, call the Upstate COVID-19 hotline at 315-464-3979, and someone will tell you whether you should be tested. The number will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. For questions about the disease, call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 888-364-3065. Click here for COVID-19 information from Upstate.