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Covid-19 Information

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Helpful information if you have been exposed to Covid-19 (updated 8/9/2020).



IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED, GET TESTED. Here are a list of free drive-thru test locations. You should also contact your physician right away for further instruction related to your condition, symptoms, medical history, etc.


The #FalconFootballFamily is also asking you to isolate yourself, follow the guidelines and communicate your readiness to return prior to returning.


The information provided came directly from UCSD Health Care. Please contact your doctor or health care group to be certain you are following their advice.

PLEASE KEEP THIS DOCUMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS

RESULT INFORMATION:

If your COVID-19 Coronavirus test is Detected (Positive) you will receive a call from a Provider or Team that ordered your test, you will receive follow up monitoring for 10 days.

If your COVID-19 Coronavirus test is Not Detected (Negative) this suggests that the collected specimen did not have genetic material consistent with COVID-19. There is a small chance that the test could be falsely negative.

More information:


IF YOU TEST POSITIVE


Your health care provider will evaluate whether you can be cared for at home. If it is determined that you do not need hospitalization and can be isolated at home, you will be monitored by your health care provider.

You should follow the prevention steps below and even if your test is negative follow these guidelines including waiting to leave home until you are no longer contagious as per instructions at end of this document.

Stay Home Except to Get Medical Care


San Diego has a Health order for quarantine and it is a misdemeanor if you are not following:  https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/covid19/HealthOfficerOrder-Isolation.pdf

  • You should do no activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

  • If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider's office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

  • Have all essential items (e.g. groceries) delivered to your home and left at your doorstep. If you need assistance with this, call 211 to learn about available services.

Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home

  • People: As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If available, you should use a separate bathroom.

  • Animals: Restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food with pets. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them and wear a face mask.

Notify contacts of your illness if you test positive:

  • Because people infected with COVID can spread the illness before they develop symptoms, you need to make a list of all people you've been in contact with from 48 hours prior to your first symptom through until you started home isolation.

  • Contact the people on this list and inform them of your COVID19 diagnosis or potential diagnosis if you have symptoms but are not tested.

  • Inform all of your contacts that they need to quarantine themselves in their homes for 14 days from the last point of contact.  They may leave their homes only to get medical care.  

  • If any of your contacts are an essential worker, they should contact their employer about their return to work policy.  If their employer does not have a policy, they may follow the CDC guidelines for exposed essential workers:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/critical-workers/implementing-safety-practices.html

Wear a Face Mask

  • You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a health care provider's office. If you are unable to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.

Clean Your Hands Often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Sharing Personal household Items

  • You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

Clean All “High-Touch” Surfaces Everyday

  • High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or bodily fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

Monitor Your Symptoms

  • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your health care provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a face mask if you have one before you enter the facility. These steps will help the health care provider's office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from being infected or exposed.   Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.

  • If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.

Discontinuing Home Isolation**

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 or with respiratory symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test should remain under home isolation precautions until the following three things have happened:

  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)

AND

  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)

AND

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

  • You should continue to use personal protective equipment.

  • If you have any symptoms or questions please contact your Health Care Provider or Primary Care Physician for further guidance.


Please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html for additional information.


If you are an essential worker, please contact your employer after you meet the above criteria to discuss their specific return to work policy. Please abide by their policies.

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