Carilion issues guidelines to determine whether or not an individual should be tested for COVID-19

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – With a large populous concerned with coronavirus, many are wondering what the determining factor might be to determine whether or not they should get tested for coronavirus, if they have one or some of the noted symptoms.

Carilion has issued guidelines to determine the answer:

  • Consider what symptoms you have before making any determination whether or not to visit the hospital or their health care provider;
  • For those who have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms, call your health care provider who will let them know what to do next;
  • Those who do not exhibit symptoms will not be evaluated or tested for COVID-19; and
  • Anyone who has flu-like symptoms should avoid close contact with others and wash their hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

In the video above, Dr. Paul Skolnik, MD discusses the symptoms of coronavirus and what determines whether or not an individual should get tested.


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