COVID Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I have been exposed?
- If you have been exposed or think you have been exposed, it is critical to self-quarantine and monitor for any symptom development.
- If you have been exposed and are asymptomatic, we recommend testing no earlier than four days after exposure. Testing four to seven days after exposure ensures a more accurate result.
How do I prevent others from getting COVID-19 from me or someone in my home?
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
- Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Provide your sick household member with clean disposable face masks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- The current list of symptoms for COVID-19 per the CDC is as follows: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
- The ideal time to be tested is when you have been symptomatic for 3 days.
Can I get a Vaccine?
- The easiest way to keep up with our status and updates is by visiting the Eastern Regional Pain Specialists (http://www.erpsnc.com/) website.
- Please also follow the NC DDHS Vaccine Response and NC COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as we follow those approved for vaccination.
- There is no cost to patients to receive the vaccine, including those with and without insurance.
- If you live in SC, click here for more information!