Stay Safe, Stop the Spread


The Baker County Health Department reminds everyone to stay vigilant to the symptoms of COVID-19 and continue taking steps to stop the spread of the virus. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is vital for a healthy community and a healthy economy.

In May, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its list of Coronavirus symptoms. A variety of symptoms have been reported, and the severity varies with each case. This list includes the most common symptoms; however, others have been reported. Please consult your medical provider for any symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

● Fever
● Cough
● Difficulty breathing
● Chills
● Repeated shaking with chills
● Muscle pain
● Headache
● Sore Throat
● New loss of taste or smell

Symptoms that required immediate medical attention:
● Difficulty breathing
● Shortness of breath
● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
● New confusion or inability to rouse
● Blue face or lips

If you are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19 and it is not an emergency:

  • Stay home and reduce contact with household members as much as possible.
  • Contact your primary physician by phone. They will give you instructions about how to limit exposure to others and let you know if you need to seek medical care.

Here are some simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Limit social and recreational activities where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from others and use face coverings in public settings.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, rather than into your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face.
  • Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you can’t wash your hands.
  • If you’re sick, isolate yourself until 72 hours after both fever and cough have gone away without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: