Questions About Coronavirus

For the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers; we are continuing to limit visitors to our facility. Please check out our updated visitor restrictions at the link below.

Visitor Restrictions

What to Do if You Are Sick

If you are sick, even mildly sick, and think you may have COVID-19, follow this link for a step-by-step guide from the CDC to provide you with instructions on how to care for yourself, your family, and for your community.

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For general or specific questions regarding Coronavirus, call the Indiana State Department of Health at 877-826-0011 and Press 1.

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker

If you suspect you may have COVID-19, click here for a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

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Your MGH health care providers are ready and willing to assist in any way to help guide and direct you to make the right decisions for your health. Please contact your health care provider with questions. After hours, you can call the MGH Emergency Care Department at 765-660-6900 to answer any questions you may have regarding COVID-19. We are here for you!

We also have our virtual visits available.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

***This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Manage COVID-19 at home

Follow this link for 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home.

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COVID-19 General Information

COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

Most common symptoms:

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • fatigue

Less common symptoms:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
  • conjunctivitis

***This list does not include all possible symptoms***

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

Sources: WHO and CDC

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19


Prevention of COVID-19

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Droplets spread the virus.
  • Stay home if you feel sick, even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, or mild fever, until you recover.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice social distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information regarding COVID-19.

Source: World Health Organization @: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_3

Mask Wearing

CDC: Making Cloth Face Coverings

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How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Mask

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Mask Up Hoosiers

We need everyone to do their part to keep our state safe.

COVID-19 Testing Information

Please continue to this website for the most recent, up to date information on COVID-19 testing sites.

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Charles Faulkner Community Center
1221 W 12th St, Marion, IN 46953

By appointment: Scheduling via web available
Mon-Fri: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

Requirements to be Tested
No testing requirements. Testing at the Optum sites is now open for anyone who lives or works in Indiana. There are no other testing requirements.

Payment Options
Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

Contact Information
Phone: 888-634-1116

Test Results
Check your results via web Results for COVID-19 tests performed at ISDH/Optum sites will be sent by text or email, depending on the option selected at registration.

Guidance on Interpreting COVID-19 Test Results (Viral Testing and Antibody Testing)

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We ask that you seek accurate, up to date information on the Coronavirus. The following websites are reputable sites for information.