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We’re watching the COVID-19 outbreak closely. We rely on info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). You can learn more about:
El virus y consejos para ayudarlo a mantenerse saludable
Lo que estamos haciendo para proteger la salud y seguridad de nuestros miembros y empleados
This content doesn’t replace your doctor’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Siempre hable con su médico u otro proveedor de atención médica.
Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about COVID-19.
COVID-19 is short for “coronavirus disease 2019.” The virus that causes COVID-19 affects your nose, throat and lungs. It spreads through the air. And you can get infected by touching or getting too close to someone who has the virus. COVID-19 started in Wuhan, China, and has spread to the United States. It has infected and killed many people worldwide. You can learn more about:
Getting care during the pandemic
The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Falta de aliento
Dificultad para respirar
More severe cases of the virus can cause:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
You have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 if you:
Have heart or lung disease
Have a weakened immune system
Are an infant or older adult
The best way to protect yourself and your family is to stay up to date on the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. The COVID-19 vaccine and boosters are safe and available for most people over the age of 6 months. People who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines have a lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.
In addition to getting the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters, you may be able to lower your risk of getting it by:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Staying home if you are sick or have cold-like symptoms
- Cleaning your workstation and phone before and after using them, especially if you share them with other employees
La mayoría de las personas con COVID-19 común se recuperará sola. No tenemos tratamientos para el virus. Sin embargo, estos consejos pueden ayudar a aliviar los síntomas si está moderadamente enfermo:
Tome medicamentos para el dolor y la fiebre. Ask your pharmacist how this may affect other medicines you take.
Use un humidificador de ambiente o dese una ducha caliente.
Beba abundante cantidad de líquidos.
Quédese en casa y descanse.
Advertencia: The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advise against giving aspirin to children.
No, estas vacunas no disminuyen el riesgo de contraer la COVID-19. You’ll want to get shots for other lung infections, like flu, pneumonia and whooping cough. You should do this if you have:
A weakened immune system
Una enfermedad más grave
Shots that help prevent illness
Doing these things lowers the burden on health care providers. And lets them focus on COVID-19 right now.
The CDC recommends testing anyone who:
Shows symptoms of COVID-19 after visiting a CDC “Level 2” or “Level 3” advisory area
Has had contact with someone who is suspected to have or has had COVID-19
We’ll handle claims in the same way we always have, but there may be some COVID-19 related changes. We’ll code and pay a claim even if your COVID-19 test results are negative.
Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar atención a los miembros de la mejor manera posible. We’re working with both in-network and out-of-network providers. As we think about network status, we have to consider a lot of different things, like:
The amount of people seeking services
The number of available appointments
Here are some helpful links to help you learn more about COVID-19: