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Appointments are available at the Geneseo Clinic by calling 309.944.1275.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can be similar to other respiratory virus symptoms such as the flu. Symptoms appearing 2-14 days after exposure can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Fever or chills
- Fatigue and/or body aches
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
What do I do if I believe I have the symptoms?
Call your provider or visit your nearest Urgent Care / Walk-in Clinic.
- Patients with symptoms: walk-in care available at Annawan, Colona, Geneseo, Kewanee, Orion and Port Byron. By appointment at Cambridge.
- Testing for asymptomatic patients and exposure testing available by calling the hotline @ 309.944.1275
- Antigen tests provide quick results
How is COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 can spread from person to person and is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. As with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they have the most symptoms.
How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
View or download informational PDFs from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you are sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Where can I find more information on COVID-19 / Coronavirus?
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Illinois Department of Public Health
For general questions about COVID-19 and symptoms, call the IDPH hotline at 1.800.889.3931 or email email@example.com.