The CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker is for helping make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. It is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of disease, including COVID-19. This electronic guide introduces itself as “Clara” on the CDC web site. Clara asks a series of questions to establish the level of illness being experienced by the user or the person asking question on behalf of another. It also establishes their location within the US, whether they are in a long-term care facility or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Recommendations range from calling 911 immediately to staying home and providing self-care. Clara also provides a link to the relevant state health department.
Coronavirus Self-Checker: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html
Additional Information: What to do if you are sick and think you may have COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.