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Seneca County EMA reminds residents of COVID-19 testing, vaccination resources

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Tiffin, Ohio — With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Seneca County Emergency Management  Agency would like to remind citizens of the resources available for testing and vaccinations in Seneca  County and the protocols if you have been exposed or are feeling ill.

Symptoms of COVID-19: You may have COVID-19 if you experience one or more of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Can I get tested?

If you think you have been exposed to COVID19 and develop these symptoms, you  should call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you are unable to be seen by a healthcare  professional, your insurance carrier may be able to provide telehealth services to evaluate you. Contact  your insurance carrier for information and availability.

If a healthcare provider believes you should be tested, that person will coordinate the testing process. It  is important that if you need to visit your doctor, an emergency room, or urgent care setting, call ahead  so that the healthcare center can take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. Testing services are available from the following: Rite Aid in Fostoria and Tiffin, CVS in Tiffin, Urgent  Care in Tiffin, Tiffin Community Health Center. Home test kits are available at Wal-Mart and Kroger. A  limited amount of testing kits are available through the EMA and the Health Department.

If you may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. To prevent the spread of  this highly contagious infection you are being asked to self-quarantine.

If you are NOT a healthcare provider or first responder and do NOT have any symptoms (no fever,  cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing), you should self-quarantine for 14 days from the last  date of exposure to the confirmed COVID19 tested person. You may self-quarantine in your own home  and if possible, you should have a room to yourself with your own bathroom facilities.  If there are others residing in your home with you, they should maintain social distancing by remaining  at least 6 feet from you.

During that time, you should check your temperature two times a day and watch for symptoms of  cough, fever and shortness of breath. If you do NOT develop symptoms within 14 days, you may return  to work.

If you become ill during the 14 days of self-quarantine, you should continue to isolate yourself at home

You may discontinue self-isolation when:

You no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours, and the  symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) are improving, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms  first appeared.


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