Could I have COVID-19?
If any of the following are true, call New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at 1-855-600-3453:
- You have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and in the 14 days before your symptoms started, you visited China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or were in contact with a person known to have COVID-19,
- You do not have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, but you did travel to Europe, Seattle, Portland, New York, San Francisco, China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea, in the last 14 days, or were in contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
Just like with many other respiratory illnesses, the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, to cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, and avoid contact with people who are coughing or sneezing. Also stay home from work or school when you are sick.
Who is at risk of severe COVID-19 disease?
Some individuals seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. These individuals include older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.
Advice for people at higher risk of severe disease includes:
- Stay at home as much as possible.
- Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications, groceries and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds.
NM DOH Corona Virus Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
La Familia Medical Center: 505-982-4425
Here are the symptoms associated with COVID-19 and how they compare with symptoms of the common cold, the flu, and allergies: