What are the common symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
How can I help slow the spread of COVID-19?
There are three important ways you can help slow the spread of the coronavirus:
- Wear a mask
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t with you, particularly in crowded areas
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds
How can I protect myself when going out?
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others.
- Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
- Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds.
- The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.
- You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often.
- Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
Where can I get more information?
For up to the minute information about the spread of the coronavirus in Maine, and any health and safety specific questions, please call 211, which is updated regularly by the state of Maine CDC.
Can anyone get tested?
We recommend that anyone with respiratory symptoms, including a cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, contact their primary care provider to be referred to a testing site. If you have been traveling, or been in close contact with someone who has been traveling or is a confirmed carrier of COVID-19, you need to be tested.
If you don’t have a primary care provider and feel you need to be tested, you can go to one of the testing sites and consult with the triage personnel.
How are you protecting hospital team members?
Restricting access to hospitals, screening all who enter our facilities, continually cleaning high touch areas and providing Personal Protective Equipment to patient-facing teams all help to keep our team members safe. These steps also protect our patients in the hospital and their families.