People with COVID-19 can experience a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure to the virus.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- KSB Care Anywhere, a virtual source for online or telephonic medical care for common illnesses and minor injuries, offers a free 5 question screening for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. If the initial screening indicates a heightened risk for the disease, a more lengthy assessment can then be done to differentiate Coronavirus from other viral illnesses. If indicated, you will receive recommendations for testing and self-isolation.
- The KSB Drive-Thru Clinic is available for testing on individuals from Lee and Ogle Counties, or KSB primary care patients. If someone is concerned and feels that a test is necessary, they should call their primary care provider or the KSB COVID-19 hotline at (815) 285-7777.
- Your Primary Care Physician can provide you guidance on whether testing is recommended along with advice on when to seek medical attention. Always call before going to your doctor’s office in order to minimize the possibility of sharing an infection with others.
- If you are in need of a primary care provider, the KSB Physician Referral Staff are available to connect you with a physician or advanced practice professional who can help. Call 1 (800) DOCTORS to discuss your options.
- If you are experiencing severe symptoms that require immediate attention, please call 9-1-1.
Answers to other general questions can be found by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline.