Coronavirus in KELOLAND: Symptoms & Prevention

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Am I sick? South Dakota Department of Health Communications Director Derrick Haskins said people with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms should contact their doctor on the phone before going to a clinic or hospital. State officials have also set up a hotline at 800-997-2880.


How can I prevent getting it?

Should I get a mask?

As of mid-April, the CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

This KELOLANDcom Original report explains why you should wear a mask.

The CDC says cloth face coverings should:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Stocking up on supplies

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a set of things to do before and during a pandemic.

Coronavirus Information Center


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