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San Antonio Metro Health COVID-19 Testing, Updated June 24, 2020

To find out if you qualify for testing, please use this online self-screening tool:  COVID-19 Screening Tool
To register for a test after taking the screening, call (210) 233-5970.
Locations of free and fee-for-service COVID-19 testing: Bexar County COVID-19 Testing Sites
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. … Continue reading

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID -19 Not in Healthcare Settings, Recommendations from CDC

Guidelines to discontinue isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 either clinically (by symptoms only) or by RNA nasopharyngeal testing (with and without symptoms) for patients who are not healthcare providers:
For Symptomatic Persons with COVID-19 Under Isolation:
1). Symptom-based strategy
May discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., … Continue reading

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19: How to Keep Others Safe – article from WebMD

From WebMD*
“Since we know that the virus is transmitted through droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and contact with contaminated surfaces, there are steps we can take to stay safe. Here are some things to consider when creating an “isolation zone” in your home:

Designate a separate room where you can close the door, … Continue reading

Steamed Vegetables with Rice

Ingredients

1-2 Fresh beets peeled, halved and sliced
1-2 Handful of fresh okra (washed)
1-2 Tablespoon kimchi or sauerkraut (homemade preferable)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Liquid amino to taste (optional if NOT on a low sodium diet)
Tabasco or any chili seasoning
1 Teaspoon olive or coconut oil or softened goat’s milk butter
1 Cup (per serving) cooked jasmine or basmati rice or quinoa (if on low carb diet)

Putting it together:
Place sliced beets and okra into a steamer (with about 1/2 inch of water on bottom of pan) and cover.   … Continue reading

Links for Good Eats Under “Patient Education”

Local Produce – lists resources for obtaining local and seasonal organic fruits/veggies.  Farmhouse Delivery requires membership, but will deliver weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) produce/groceries to your door.  GO TEXAN from the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner provides a list of local farmer’s markets and their hours.   … Continue reading