Not every sneeze or cough is caused by the virus. And, due to an earlier start to the allergy season (yay climate change!) allergies are picking up.
The disease covid-19 caused by the novel corona virus differs from allergies in very specific ways:
Covid-19 causes fever, chills, body ache, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia, but should NOT cause nasal congestion or itchy eyes.
Allergies cause nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and sneezing, but should NOT cause difficulty breathing, fever, chills or body aches.
What we do:
What you can do:
- If you feel sick, please stay at home. This is not only for your safety but for the safety of everyone else.
- When you come in, before you touch anything, take a drop of the hand sanitizer and clean your hands.
- If you experience symptoms, get checked out. Call ahead to your GP or clinic so that they can receive you directly into an exam room and avoid sitting in a crowded waiting room.