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About COVID-19

About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Along with other healthcare groups in Utah and throughout the nation, Ogden Clinic has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as it evolves. Each passing day brings new developments, but our top priority remains the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve.

What Is Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

What Are the Symptoms of Coronavirus, COVID-19?

Symptoms include: fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, and shortness of breath, with severity ranging from mild to severe illness.

Should I Visit the Clinic If I’m Feeling Sick?

TAKE THESE STEPS:

1. If you or your family experience any the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • and recent close contact with a COVID-19 patient or recent travel to an area where COVID-19 is active, then:

Please call, 801-475-3000. Here, you can discuss your symptoms and receive further instructions.

For the latest information on coronavirus, call 1-800-456-7707 or visit coronavirus.utah.gov

2. Always call ahead before going in person to any Ogden Clinic location - 801-475-3000

How Does Coronavirus COVID-19 Spread?

Coronavirus is most often spread person-to-person, usually between people who are within six feet of each other. It can be transferred via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Though less common, it’s possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface containing the disease then touching one’s own mouth, nose or possibly eyes.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The CDC always recommends these everyday preventative actions:

  • Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash with soap & water.
  • Maintain 6 feet distance between yourself & anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
CDC-19 Prevention Guide

Travel Guidelines

The CDC does not generally issue advisories or restrictions for travel within the United States. However, cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in many states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase chances of getting COVID-19, if there are other travelers with coronavirus infection. There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel.

Refer to the CDC’s running list of countries and cities with travel health notices.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Utah, call 1-800-456-7707 or visit coronavirus.utah.gov