Coronavirus in KELOLAND: Symptoms & Prevention
People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.
- 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.