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Prevention & Care

COVID-19 Resources

Prevention

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or other viruses, follow these simple precautions:

  • Wash your hands regularly, using the video below as a guide
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Disinfect surfaces regularly
  • Avoid close contact with someone who is sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you are sick

Spreading of Coronavirus

 

Care

If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should contact your health care provider.

The Medical University of South Carolina is offering free virtual COVID-19 screenings and consultations to anyone in South Carolina experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms. Use the promo code "COVID19."

Prisma Health is also offering free virtual COVID-19 screenings by using the promo code "COVID19."

Sickness or Possible Exposure

If you test positive, stay home for 5 days regardless of vaccination status. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have been boosted or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months or completed the primary series of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months, wear a mask around others for 10 days. Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home. 

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted or completed the primary series of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted or are unvaccinated, stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you can't quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days. Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.