Symptoms

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If you have symptoms - even very mild ones - of cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat you are eligible for COVID-19 testing. This self assessment tool will determine whether you need to call Health Link 811 to get tested. Call volumes to Health Link 811 are currently high, so be patient if you are required to call. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab.

Results from the three-day Assessment Centre held April 27-29 indicate that symptoms do not have to be severe for someone to be COVID-19 positive. Many individuals who did not think they had symptoms (and had dismissed them as allergies, or dehydration, or lack of sleep) came back with positive test results. Please pay close attention to ANY possible symptoms and isolate until you receive test results.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms and are having a medical emergency, please call 911 and inform them of your symptoms. You will still receive the same emergency care from your paramedics. By telling 911 when you call, it ensures that you will get the care you need without putting others at risk.   Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

If you think you have a serious or life-threatening injury or illness, go straight to an emergency department or call 911 immediately. Hospitals and emergency departments remain a safe place to go and to receive care. AHS does not want anyone to stay away from an emergency department if they need help. The Brooks emergency department is available to see patients in our community.

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