If you have symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), answer the following questions:
- Have you recently traveled outside the country or come from U.S. hot spot? Current countries at high risk include all Asian countries, Italy, and Iran. Current U.S. hot spots are New York, New Jersey, California, Washington State, Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, etc. Please see the following link for further information https://www.statista.com/statistics/1102807/coronavirus-covid19-cases-number-us-americans-by-state/
- Have you been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have the COVID-19 coronavirus illness? Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for 3 minutes or more.
If you answered yes to one or both of the above questions and have respiratory symptoms:
- Stay home and call Dr. Nguyen’s office (210) 599-4086 or send us a note through the patient portal. A patient representative will take your information and have a health care provider contact you to discuss next steps.
- If you believe your symptoms are life threatening, go to the nearest hospital emergency department. We recommend that you call the emergency department immediately so the staff can provide you with arrival instructions.
- If you do not have respiratory illness symptoms, please refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for recommendations or contact your local health department.
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District COVID-19 screening tool: https://covid19test.quacito.com/
Local Health Department:
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Information for the public is also available at: http://www.sanantonio.gov/health/2019ncoronavirus
Information regarding COVID-19 is also available in American Sign Language at this link: http://sat.ahasalerts.com/ActiveAlerts.aspx?id=1334
Residents are encouraged to download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, to receive updates on the COVID-19 situation in San Antonio. Additionally, residents can text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates.