Resources available to identify and address COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have put together a useful website to support people during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes a list of possible symptoms to watch out for, such as fever, coughing, fatigue, and shortness of breath. View the site here.
The website shares how anyone can have mild to severe symptoms, but that older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk. Additional symptoms can include:
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
To better support employee health and well-being, Regence BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente have also developed resources for members. Regence has put together a COVID-19 website and symptom tracker tool. Both can be viewed here. Kaiser Permanente has put together a COVID-19 website, which can be viewed here.