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Stay informed on the coronavirus (COVID‐19)

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID‐19) is a rapidly evolving situation. Check back regularly for updates.

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Stay informed on the coronavirus (COVID‐19)

What you need to know


What is the coronavirus?

An outbreak of the new coronavirus called COVID‐19 began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The virus causes respiratory illness and has infected thousands worldwide. Cases have been reported in the United States.

What are the symptoms?

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.

How does it spread?

The virus spreads through the air from coughing and sneezing and also from close personal contact like touching or shaking hands.

How to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • When you sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Aim for eight hours of sleep each night
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Learn tactics to help protect your workplace, school, home and commercial establishments to help decrease the spread of the coronavirus.
How to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

How we can help


IndyCare can help minimize your exposure to risk or if you are experiencing any illness and would like medical care.

Plan a Video Visit

IndyCare provides video visits 7 days a week. Our medical provider can evaluate you and prescribe treatments as necessary. Book a visit here.

Free Delivery of Medications & Flu Test

Any medication required from your Video Visit can be delivered to your home*. We can also deliver a flu test to your home and provide directions on how to perform the test.

How we can help

IndyCare can help minimize your exposure to risk or if you are experiencing any illness and would like medical care.

Plan a Video Visit

IndyCare provides video visits 7 days a week. Our medical provider can evaluate you and prescribe treatments as necessary. Book a visit here.

How we can help

Free Delivery of Medications & Flu Test

Any medication required from your Video Visit can be delivered to your home*. We can also deliver a flu test to your home and provide directions on how to perform the test.

Additional frequently asked questions about COVID‐19

How can you protect yourself or others from COVID‐19?

Although there are currently no vaccines available to protect against human coronavirus infection, you may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you have cold-like symptoms, as a courtesy to your co-workers and others, please remain at home while you are sick. If you share a workstation or equipment with others, consider wiping it down with disinfectant wipes after use. For information about hand washing, see the CDC’s Clean Hands Save Lives website.

What should you do if you suspect you or someone else has contracted COVID‐19?

Update: NC Department of Health recommendation for patients who feel sick

Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. Although there are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses, you can take the following actions to help relieve symptoms if you are mildly sick:

  • Take pain and fever medications. Ask your pharmacist how they may interact with any medications you currently take. Caution: The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)recommend not giving aspirin to children.
  • Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Stay home and rest.
  • If you are concerned about your symptoms, please call your local health care provider. Telemedicine is a good first line of defense in order to limit potential exposure in a waiting room. IndyCare offers Video Visits which you can book online at telemed.indycarehealth.com

Who should be tested for COVID‐19?

The CDC recommends that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, returning from a Centers for Disease Control designated Level 2 or Level 3 advisory area, or who has been in contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed of having the coronavirus within the last 14 days should be tested.

How can I access COVID-19 testing?

Patients who have concerns that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or may have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider or state Department of Health for testing. The tests will likely be nasal swabs that are then sent to a laboratory. IndyCare is not currently able to do testing at our clinic. However stay tuned for updates as this situation evolves. The CDC states that coronavirus testing may be performed on patients with a doctor’s approval.

Where can you obtain more information?

You can find more information on COVID-19 at these links:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#protect

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

Additional frequently asked questions about COVID‐19

How can you protect yourself or others from COVID‐19?

Although there are currently no vaccines available to protect against human coronavirus infection, you may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often; avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you have cold-like symptoms, as a courtesy to your co-workers and others, please remain at home while you are sick. If you share a workstation or equipment with others, consider wiping it down with disinfectant wipes after use. For information about hand washing, see the CDC’s Clean Hands Save Lives website.

What should you do if you suspect you or someone else has contracted COVID‐19?

Update: NC Department of Health recommendation for patients who feel sick

Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. Although there are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses, you can take the following actions to help relieve symptoms if you are mildly sick:

  • Take pain and fever medications. Ask your pharmacist how they may interact with any medications you currently take. Caution: The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)recommend not giving aspirin to children.
  • Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Stay home and rest.
  • If you are concerned about your symptoms, please call your local health care provider. Telemedicine is a good first line of defense in order to limit potential exposure in a waiting room. IndyCare offers Video Visits which you can book online at telemed.indycarehealth.com

Who should be tested for COVID‐19?

The CDC recommends that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, returning from a Centers for Disease Control designated Level 2 or Level 3 advisory area, or who has been in contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed of having the coronavirus within the last 14 days should be tested.

How can I access COVID-19 testing?

Patients who have concerns that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 or may have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider or state Department of Health for testing. The tests will likely be nasal swabs that are then sent to a laboratory. IndyCare is not currently able to do testing at our clinic. However stay tuned for updates as this situation evolves. The CDC states that coronavirus testing may be performed on patients with a doctor’s approval.

Where can you obtain more information?

You can find more information on COVID-19 at these links:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#protect

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html