Taking precautions against this infection is essential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (then throw the tissue in the trash), avoid touching any part of your face with unwashed hands, and stay at home if you are sick.
COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. If you are experiencing any kind of respiratory trouble, call your health care provider before coming to Southcentral Foundation or the Alaska Native Medical Center so that phone screening can take place in an effort to minimize transmission of illness. In the case of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to visit the Emergency Department at the Alaska Native Medical Center.