What should you do if you come into contact with a person who has traveled to China and is being confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, the coronavirus?
If you have had close contact with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, 2019-nCoV infection, you should:
- Monitor your health starting from the day you first had close contact with the person and continue monitoring for 14 days after you last had close contact with the person. Watch for these signs and symptoms:
- Fever: take your temperature twice a day.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
- If you develop fever or any of these symptoms, call your health care provider right away.
- Before going to your medical appointment, be sure to tell your health care provider about your close contact with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, 2019-nCoV infection. This will help the health care provider’s office take steps to keep other people from becoming infected. Ask your health care provider to call the local or state health department.
- If you do not have any symptoms, you can continue with your daily activities, such as going to work, school or other public areas.