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Phelps Health Monitoring Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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 Links

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Coronavirus Rumor Control

Helpful Videos

Edward Clayton, President and CEO of Phelps Health speaks about COVID-19
Posted March 26, 2020

Rolla City Council Meeting-Dr. Nathan Ratchford speaks about COVID-19 in the community
Aired March 16, 2020

Missouri S&T students working on 3-D printed face masks, shields to help shortage from the coronavirus
Aired March 25, 2020

What You Need To Know About Handwashing 
Posted December 16, 2019

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