March 17, 2020
COVID-19 Information & Resources
Current data shows, older adults who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions (heart or lung disease or diabetes) are at higher risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19. Individuals that fall into this group should contact their healthcare provider early, even if they are experiencing mild symptoms.
If you develop any of the symptoms associated with the virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, call your primary care physician first or use virtual care services,
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is providing virtual care COVID-19 screenings, which can be accessed here. Use code COVID19 when you log in.
MUSC has set up a drive through test site at Citadel Mall. The public cannot voluntarily show up at this site without a referral from their virtual care service.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is also offering virtual care screenings from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more
Best health practices to prevent and avoid the spread of respiratory diseases
- Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
- Cover your cough and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Sanitize commonly touched surfaces and objects regularly with these recommended disinfectant products.
- Avoid close contact with people who show signs of respiratory illness.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- The CDC does not suggest people who are well to wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the virus to others.
For general questions about COVID-19, the DHEC Care Line is available at 1-855-472-3432 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Other helpful links:
COVID- 18 Fact Sheet https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-012550.pdf
General Information about COVID-19
Difference between isolation and quarantine https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-012593.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html