Do you have a concern about a business in regard to COVID-19, social distancing, a worker who should be wearing a mask who isn't, someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 who isn't in isolation, etc.? Call the MCHD Complaint Line at 304-598-6703.
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Do you want to make a mask for yourself? Here is information and instructions on how to do so. Do you want to make masks for others? Follow the instructions and drop off masks at Monongalia County Health Department. There is a receptacle at the front entrance at the UPPER LEVEL. Our address is 453 Van Voorhis, across from United Bank and WVU University Police.
FAQs for those who have been tested:
Q. Now that I have been tested how do I isolate and take precautions in my home?
A. Traditionally, when testing people who were symptomatic, they were asked to self-quarantine until their results were known. Because results now are not taking seven to 10 days, and these individuals are not symptomatic, then having a common-sense approach observing social distancing, hand washing, masks and limiting outside exposures like shopping would be a good plan until results are known.
Q. What medicines do I take if I am having symptoms?
A. There is no agreed upon treatment for COVID-19. Symptomatic individuals can contact their primary care provider, or WVU Medicine's COVID-19 hotline at 304-598-6000. Anything over-the-counter like cough syrup, Benadryl, etc. would be for symptomatic relief.
Q. What if I have symptoms after day 14?
A. Symptoms at any time should be reported with an assessment as to whether these symptoms rise to the level of requiring a medical evaluation and/or hospitalization.
Q. Do I need to make my employer aware?
A. Employers need not be aware of any testing or results unless showing one or two negative test results by an employee is a requirement to return to work.
Learn more about COVID-19.
There are four coronaviruses that commonly cause illness in human beings, including some colds, with respiratory symptoms ranging from mild to moderate.
Sometimes, coronaviruses that infect animals can evolve, make people sick and become a new human coronavirus. Three types of coronaviruses — MERS, SARS and now COVID-19 — fall into this category.
COVID-19 originated in China late last year and has spread around the world. West Virginia was the last state in the U.S. to have a case diagnosed, which happened on March 17, 2020.
People with legitimate concerns about the possibility of having COVID-19 should not walk into a health department, hospital emergency department, urgent care or other health care facility to seek testing or treatment.
Instead, they should call one of the following two numbers to set up a time, location and protocol to be evaluated: WVU Medicine at 304-598-6000 and Mon Health System at 304-285-3798.
The CDC has an information and help line at 800-CDC-INFO.
This is a quickly evolving situation and we will be updating this space, as well as our social media pages when new information emerges. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @wvmchd and on Instagram at wvmchd.
At this time, precautions that can be taken include:
Below are links to additional COVID-19 information as well as a video.