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What is the number of the Indiana COVID-19 hotline?

What is the number of the Indiana COVID-19 hotline?

General questions from the public or healthcare provider inquiries about COVID-19 may be directed to the state Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number: 877-826-0011 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for public and healthcare providers).

Where can I get a COVID-19 test for free?

Types of Tests

  • You can order free self-test kits at or purchase tests online, in pharmacies, and retail stores.
  • You can also visit FDA’s website to see a list of authorized tests.

Are there some specific symptoms of the early stage of COVID-19?

There is no specific symptom in the early stage of the disease. Mild upper respiratory tract irritation occurs 12–72 hours later, mainly presenting as sore throat and hoarseness. Gastrointestinal symptoms are rare.

Who is responsible for reporting COVID-19 tests?

The testing site that performs the COVID-19 test is responsible for reporting to the appropriate state or local public health department.

Who can I call if I can’t feed my family because of the coronavirus disease pandemic?

Anyone having trouble obtaining enough food for themselves or their families should call 2-1-1 for help.

Who should not get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

You should not get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine if you: had a severe allergic reaction after a previous shot of this vaccine (shot) had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine (shot)

How long for COVID-19 rapid antigen test results?

Q. Where can I get a rapid antigen test? A. Rapid antigen tests, or point of care testing, typically return results in approximately 15–30 minutes.

What should I do if I have symptoms of the coronavirus disease?

Call your doctor if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area or community with known cases of COVID-19. Stay at home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas or use public transportation.

When do COVID-19 symptoms start appearing?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

What are some examples of mild illness of the coronavirus disease?

Mild Illness: Individuals who have any of the various signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste and smell) but who do not have shortness of breath, dyspnea, or abnormal chest imaging.

Who is responsible for investigating COVID-19 cases and communicating who was exposed to them?

Health departments are responsible for conducting COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing and often have legal mandates to investigate cases of communicable disease and a duty to notify contacts that they were exposed. Health departments should initiate investigations as quickly as possible.

Do you need to report a positive COVID-19 test?

CDC strongly encourages everyone who uses a self-test to report any positive results to their healthcare provider. Healthcare providers can ensure that those who have tested positive for COVID-19 receive the most appropriate medical care, including specific treatments if necessary.

When should I seek emergency medical care for COVID-19?

Contact your healthcare provider if you experience symptoms of COVID-19. Seek care immediately if you experience symptoms such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or if your lips or face turn blue.

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have a heart disease?

Yes. People with cardiovascular risk factors, heart disease, and heart attack and stroke survivors should get vaccinated because they are at much greater risk from the virus than they are from the vaccine, according to leaders of the American Heart Association.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am allergic to latex?

Neither of the COVID-19 vaccines have vial stoppers made from latex. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people with a history of allergic reactions that aren’t related to vaccinations, including latex allergies, get the vaccination.

How accurate are at-home COVID-19 antigen tests?

However, at-home COVID-19 antigen tests are generally expected to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus at least 80% of the time when someone is infected.

When should you take a COVID-19 PCR test instead of a rapid antigen test?

“PCR would be chosen where there is a low likelihood of having the virus, but we want to be certain the patient doesn’t have it. Antigen would be chosen if there is a high probability the patient has the virus (i.e. is experiencing symptoms), and we need to screen the patient as positive or negative,” Heather said.

Does vitamin D affect COVID-19?

Vitamin D plays a role in the body’s immune system and is known to enhance the function of immune cells. In this case, Vitamin D inhibits some of the inflammation that can make COVID-19 more severe.

Are most COVID-19 cases mild?

More than 8 in 10 cases are mild. But for some, the infection gets more severe.

What is the key role of epidemiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A key role of epidemiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic is to estimate the burden of disease: the impact of a disease or other health outcome on a population. As scientists collect data from the COVID-19 studies, they are analyzing these data to estimate key outcomes, such as the number of infections, illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.

When is a COVID-19 case investigation initiated?

COVID-19 case investigations are typically initiated when a health department receives a positive SARS-CoV-2 test result report from a laboratory or a patient’s confirmed or probable diagnosis of COVID-19 from a healthcare provider.

What should I do initially if I test positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, isolate immediately.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 at home?

Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. Tell your close contacts. Wear a well-fitted mask when around others. If available, a N95 or KN95 respirator is recommended.

What SpO2 oxygen level is normal for COVID-19 patients?

An SpO2 of 100% has effectively zero clinical difference to a 96% reading. As a good rule of thumb, a person with COVID-19 monitoring his or her clinical status at home will want to ensure that the SpO2 reading stays consistently at or above 90 to 92%.

Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have heart palpitations?

A heart condition does not make side effects (or a severe reaction) any more likely. According to the American Heart Association, the risk of complications from the vaccine is very small, even for people with underlying health conditions.