COVID- 19 Resources: Preventing the Spread and Staying Informed about COVID-19

Dr. Indu Gupta, Onondaga County Commissioner of Health, has stated that “there are now cases in our community that are results of community spread. These cases are people who’ve received a positive diagnosis without having knowledge of a direct contact with an infected person or travel to an affected area. This should be cause for great concern and should emphasize the continued for strict social distancing and staying home when sick.” The public needs to step up and protect not just themselves, but others in our community who are most vulnerable to getting severely ill.

You can review how to protect yourself here.

Everyone should be monitoring themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911.

If you have symptoms and do not have a doctor, call Upstate University Hospital’s Triage Line at 315.464.3979 and you will be advised about testing.

Stay informed about COVID-19

Be aware of false information circulating on the internet. Accurate and up-to-date information is available from:

COVID- 19 Resources