Sentara Healthcare Omicron Surge Update January 6, 2022
We are seeing the highest number of emergency department visits and COVID-19 hospitalization than ever before. Dr. Jordan Asher shares that if you feel like you have COVID or are sick, it's okay. Stay home, call your doctor, and follow CDC guidelines. We are so appreciative of the unbelievable efforts of our healthcare professionals in caring for those who are sick. Our health care providers are there for you.
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Emergency rooms are seeing the highest numbers of patients in our history. If you are unable to get tested but are experiencing mild symptoms – assume you have COVID-19 and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation. If you have an emergency, serious injury, severe illness or worsening symptoms related to COVID-19, don’t wait to seek care. We are always here for you.
How to Safely Care for Mild COVID-19 at Home
The majority of those who become infected with COVID-19 are able to safely recover at home. Watch this short video to learn how you can take care of yourself if you have a mild case of COVID-19. Reminder: Please do not visit an emergency department if you are asymptomatic or have mild COVID-like symptoms. You can visit a community testing location, take an at-home test kit, or schedule a virtual visit with your primary care physician.