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COVID-19 INFORMATION

FOR TESTING AND VACCINE INFORMATION, VISIT COVID19.COLORADO.GOV OR WWW.TCHD.ORG. See Flyer for 70+ vaccination and visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine.

PLEASE DO NOT IMMEDIATELY COME TO OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FEVER, COUGHING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, OR LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL. A TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENT MAY BE APPROPRIATE. IF THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION, CALL 911.

COVID-19 Resources

General COVID Info

To protect you and our staff, we are not scheduling office visits for patients with COVID symptoms. A virtual visit known as telehealth is recommended and covered by insurance during this pandemic.

Anyone with COVID-19 indicators like cough, fever, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, body aches, or common flu symptoms should separate themselves from others. If your symptoms cannot be controlled with over-the-counter medications, a telehealth appointment may be warranted.

What to do if you get COVID is explained in a video recommended by Dr. Guillory. See link in Suggested Sites and Links section below.

If you test positive you will quarantine for at least 10 days and be symptom free for 72 hours before ending quarantine.

Anyone who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days from the last date they were exposed. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Even if you test negative for COVID-19 before the end of two weeks of quarantine, you should still stay home for the full 14 days, in case you get sick after your test.

1/15/21

TESTING

COVID-19 testing is available at no-cost and covered by all major insurance plans.

You do not need a lab order to be tested.

You should wait about seven days after you think you were exposed before you get tested to make sure there is enough of the virus for the test to find COVID-19 in your body.

If you test positive you will quarantine for at least 10 days and be symptom free for 72 hours before ending quarantine.

Contact your health insurer for specific information. If you do not have insurance, check the list of free testing sites.

You can check online for Denver Metro locations with the Tri-County Health Department test sites at

www.tchd.org/COVID-19Testing

or all Colorado locations at

https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

1/9/21

VACCINES

The Care Group will not be distributing COVID vaccinations. We, like you, are awaiting notification for available vaccines and will be scheduled accordingly.

Since limited amounts of the vaccine come in weekly, Tri-County Health Department is managing availability in metro area and is unable to provide vaccine to community members who are 70 or older right now. Estimating late January through February is most likely timeframe. Updates are available regularly on both Covid19.Colorado.gov and Tri-County Health Department www.tchd.org websites.

A video explaining effect of the COVID vaccine using messenger RNA is available at the link in the Suggested Sites and Links section below.

We will provide updates via email newsletter when available.

1/16/21

Suggested Sites and Links

What to do “If you get Covid” video provides strategies for home care

https://youtu.be/vN30emwcNS4

What the COVID vaccine does to your body – Video explains messenger RNA

https://youtu.be/the81FQoAUI