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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Crucial health measures, 3/27/2020 test result status

3/27/2020 Haywood County COVID-19 test results to date.

Total tested -106

Negative -56

Awaiting results- 50

Positive - 0

This is what we would like you to do to best protect your family, neighbors, friends, yourself and someone you don’t event know:

-Keep your distance, wash your hands, isolate yourself if sick.

-If you have trouble breathing, go to the hospital.

-Stay emotionally connected and physically distant so we can get back to living sooner

These recommendations come from CDC, NC DHHS, Haywood County Health Department, Haywood County Emergency Services, Haywood Regional Medical Center and are adapted for Haywood County

-This may change from day to day as the situation in the county evolves

- For any COVID-19 symptoms, questions or concerns, call Haywood County Community Outreach Center- 356-2019

No Symptoms and feeling well:

-Social Distancing- avoid gatherings and stay at least 6 feet away from others

-Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water after any outside contact

-clean frequently used surfaces with a solution of 1/3 cup bleach in 1 gallon water

Feeling well and had contact with someone who has cough and/ or fever:

-Quarantine by staying at home

-Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water after any outside contact

-clean frequently used surfaces with a solution of 1/3 cup bleach in 1 gallon water

-Contact primary healthcare provider for further advice

If you have cough, and/ or fever, and/ or fatigue:

-Avoid contact with anyone who has ongoing medical issues, especially heart, lung, cancer, diabetes, or immune system problems

-Isolate yourself by staying home

-Wear a mask

-Social distancing- stay at least 6 feet away from others including your family

-Stay in separate room, use a separate bathroom if possible

-Hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water after any contact

-Clean frequently used surfaces with a solution of 1/3 cup bleach in 1 gallon water

-Isolate until all 3 are present: 1) you have had no fever for 72 hours without being on any medicine that suppresses a fever, like Tylenol or Ibuprofen 2) it has been more than 7 days since your symptoms began and 3) Those symptoms are much improved or gone

-Contact primary healthcare provider for further advice

If you have the above symptoms AND develop trouble breathing:

-Go to the emergency department

-Call 911

If you develop any symptoms that would be concerning if there was no pandemic (like chest pain, abdominal pain, severe headache, weakness or passing out)

-Call 911

COVID-19 Testing:

-Right Now, no one across the country or region has enough equipment for specimen collection or for the protection of healthcare workers

-Not only that, but currently it takes 4-5 days to get results, so it can only show if you had it, or not, at that time. We cannot know what your exposure has been since then.

-You may have heard about a new test that gives results in 45 minutes. It is for hospital use only and not available at this time.

-Due to this, testing is being used only in certain medical situations.

-Again, if you are showing symptoms, please isolate yourself and avoid exposing anyone else. 

-If you become short of breath, visit the emergency department or call 911


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