The Door County Medical Center has recently set up a COVID-19 hotline for those that fear they might have the virus, however they want callers to know some important information before they try calling in.
As most people have heard, the symptoms of potential COVID-19 infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Keep in mind that generally if you don’t have a fever, it is unlikely that you have the virus. Also, the virus is spread by contact with people who have tested positive or with those who have traveled to areas of community spread. As of today (3/19) Door County is not an area of community spread. Therefore, if you’ve had no contact with anyone with the disease, then you likely do not have it.
Now, if you have been exposed and you have the symptoms mentioned, then by all means you can call the COVID-19 hotline at 1(920) 746-3700 and speak to a nurse for screening.
If you have mild symptoms, the medical center’s best advice is to stay home, rest, and make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. If you become short of breath or your condition is worsening, then seek medical care.