When do I seek medical evaluation and advice?

If you have COVID-19-like symptoms or think you have been exposed, contact your health care provider.

  • Avera Clinic: 605-697-9500
  • Sanford Clinic: 605-697-1900

Do not go to the emergency room, unless it is a medical emergency. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have difficulty breathing, it doesn’t mean you have novel coronavirus, but you should call 911.

If you’re over 60 and you have underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, come up with a plan with your doctor to identify your health risks for COVID-19 and how to manage symptoms. Contact your doctor right away if you do have symptoms.

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. What are the symptoms?
4. When do I seek medical evaluation and advice?
5. How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
6. How is COVID-19 treated?
7. Why is the mask / face covering mandate in place?
8. Am I required to wear a mask / face covering?
9. Who should get tested for COVID-19?
10. How do I get a test for COVID-19?
11. Should I get tested for COVID-19?
12. What is a quarantine and why is it used?
13. Is quarantine different from isolation?
14. How does self-quarantine work?
15. Can people in self-quarantine still have contact with their household members?
16. What should I do if I get sick or someone in my household gets sick?
17. When should I seek emergency medical attention?
18. What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
19. How can I prepare for an outbreak?
20. How can I prepare for COVID-19 at work?
21. How can I support local businesses during this time?
22. What mental health resources are available to help cope with COVID-19?