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What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you think you might have COVID-19, the very first thing you should do is call your doctor or Health Care Provider (HCP). Your Health Care Provider is the person who decides if you need to be tested, and if so, will order it.

If you get a positive clinical diagnosis ask them to call Lisa White, our area’s Public Health Nurse. If your HCP is not calling Lisa White, then you should call her or one of her coworkers at 413-665-1400 X114.

Lisa White, or one of her Public Health Nurse coworkers will do the following:

  • Request the person go into isolation; teach that person how to maintain isolation, and see that they have a plan and support. Unless they need further, more frequent follow up, they will check their temperature twice a day; the Public Health Nurse will call you in a week to reevaluate.
  • Follow up with the person’s contacts and instruct them in quarantine.

Your Public Health Nurse can help you throughout your isolation in conjunction with your Health Care Practitioner.

While your Public Health Nurse is following your health, she will follow up with your HCP and confirm your diagnosis. She and your HCP are the only people with this information.

From that point, Lisa will notify your Local Board of Health, who will update the official numbers on the Town of Shelburne’s website.

All of this information is kept private; only the Public Health Nurse knows who has and who hasn’t gotten COVID-19. Emergency Medical Services, the EMTs, have only an address in case of emergency.