If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call our hotline: (407) 904-0370
Keeping our patients and community safe and informed is our top priority. Orlando Family Physicians continues to closely monitor the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. This is a novel coronavirus identified in China and is different from other coronavirus that normally circulate among humans and can cause mild illness like common cold.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread person to person most likely from close contact (within 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced through cough or sneezes.
Who is at higher risk of serious illness from coronavirus?
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical condition may be at higher risk for more serious complication from COVID-19. For details, please visit CDC
What are the symptoms I should watch out for?
The most common symptoms are:
– Shortness of breath
Symptoms can range in intensity from mild to severe illness
I feel Sick, what should I do?
If you are sick with Coronavirus (COVID-19) or suspect you are infected with the virus, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community. If you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call us at 407-477-5555 and we’ll give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, stay home and delay any travel to minimize the possibility of spreading illness to others.
After Exposed, how Quickly symptoms appear?
Symptoms normally appear 2- 14 days after exposure, but may vary by case
Should I wear a Facemask?
Wear a facemask if you are sick or you are taking care of someone that is sick.
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter any provider’s office.
- If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with the person who is sick should not stay in the same room with them, or they should wear a facemask if they enter a room with the person who is sick.
How do I wash my hands to prevent getting sick?
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty.
- Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
How Long Do I need to stay home (in isolation)?
It will depend on each case, in General
- Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
- Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.