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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Hospitals and health systems, including Phelps Health, continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, a new coronavirus that was first identified in China in December 2019. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of countries, including the United States. Missouri's first case was confirmed March 7, 2020, in St. Louis County. For more information about cases in the state, visit Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the CDC, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What can you do to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus?

Protect Yourself and Others

Follow CDC guidelines for prevention, which include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough.

Helpful Videos

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Posted February 9, 2021

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Posted September 2, 2020


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Posted August 21, 2020

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Posted June 1, 2020

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Posted May 29, 2020


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Posted May 27, 2020


For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel

Helpful Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Visit to Phelps Health

Phelps Health's CEO Answers COVID-19 Questions

Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Phelps-Maries County Health Department

Dent County Health Center

Pulaski County Health Center

Texas County Health Department

Crawford County Health Department

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