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What to Do if You are Sick

 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK?
Stay Home! 
Most people will recover without needing medical care. You may still want to contact your medical provider to determine if further evaluation is needed.
 
Call 911 if you have:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Blue Lips
 
Stay away from others if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.
 
Stay out of work for a minimum of 7 days from the day symptoms started, and at least 72 hours from the time symptoms resolve without the use of medication.
     
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND SOMEONE WHO IS SICK? 
 
Self monitor (for 14 days) and limit interaction with others. Please understand just because you do not feel sick, it does not mean you could not have been exposed to COVID-19 or the many other illnesses amongst us.  Although we have received guidance on the most common symptoms exhibited with COVID-19, we know individuals can be affected differently.  Some may not exhibit any symptoms at all.  Please keep this in mind, continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and keep your hands away from your face.  
 
Also, we are hearing that employees who are still reporting to work have asked to have their temperature checked  in the school office. IF YOU FEEL SICK OR  BELIEVE YOU HAVE A FEVER, STAY HOME AND FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE ABOVE! All thermometers have been pulled from the schools and given to our health care partners with Stanly County Health Department and Atrium Stanly Regional Medical Center. 
 
Your health and well-being are important to us.
Please follow these guidelines to help our community stay safe. 
 
Stanly County Health Department Guidelines: