COVID-19 resources from Virtuwell
Last updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2021
As all of our lives continue to be shaped by COVID-19 and the numerous resulting social and health implications, we know this is an uncertain time for many. At Virtuwell, we’re committed to helping keep you - and your family - safe and healthy. Keep reading to learn more about ways to stay safe, COIVD-19 symptoms and – if you get sick – how to get online treatment for mild COVID symptoms through Virtuwell.
What are some common COVID-19 symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID can range from mild to severe and may include:
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Body or muscle aches
Because many COVID symptoms overlap with those you may experience with a cold, sinus infection or the flu, it can be hard to know the underlying cause. That’s why we recommend getting tested for COVID if you experience any symptoms – even if you’ve been vaccinated or previously had COVID.
It’s also important to know that some people with COVID don’t experience any obvious symptoms. However, you can still pass the virus on to someone else even if you’re asymptomatic so it’s good to get tested if you know or suspect you were exposed to COVID-19.
Because COVID is highly contagious, it’s important that you get tested as soon as possible and isolate from others until you receive your test results.
Knowing your COVID-19 status helps ensure you receive the best treatment and follow-up care and allows you to make informed decisions about how to keep others safe.
How can I avoid getting COVID-19?
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best and most effective way to protect yourself, your family and community. This is true even if you previously had COVID. Currently, people age 6 months and older are eligible for vaccination and vaccines are widely available at healthcare clinics and pharmacies. If you need help finding a vaccine, visit www.vaccinefinder.org or your state’s health department.
In addition to getting vaccinated, you can help prevent exposure to COVID by following recommended safety measures.
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
- Practice social distancing (stay six feet apart from others)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
Does Virtuwell provide online COVID-19 treatment?
Virtuwell treats individuals with mild to moderate COVID symptoms online. Just answer a few questions about how you’re feeling, and we’ll tailor a treatment plan to address your specific symptoms – helping you manage them and feel better while isolating at home.
In addition to an individualized treatment plan, we’ll provide guidance on things you can do to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID to people in your household. We’ll also help you know when it’s safe to resume normal daily activities and return to work or school. Plus, Virtuwell’s treatment plans include free follow-up care – giving you peace of mind that you can reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
When to seek in-person medical care for COVID symptoms
If you test positive for COVID, you need to closely monitor your symptoms as they can quickly change or get worse.
For example, you should seek emergency medical care immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Trouble breathing or speaking
- Constant chest pain or pressure
- Sudden confusion or fatigue
- Severe dizziness or weakness
Stay informed about COVID
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. And as conditions surrounding COVID and its spread continue to evolve, you likely have a lot of questions about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. For the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID vaccines, testing and more, visit the CDC’s website.