The CDC assigns various levels of risk of exposure to coronavirus. Use this guidance to discern your likelihood of exposure:
Read details on exposure risk and close contact from the CDC here.
Assess your health and risk factors. A useful tool is the CDC’s Self-Checker, which helps you realistically think through your likelihood of exposure and your health. You can find more information about CDC testing recommendations here.
Most people will only experience a mild illness and will be able to recover from home. Moreover, there is no specific treatment for the virus. That said, testing might help you make informed decisions about who you come into contact with.
If you do think you have been exposed and experience trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to rouse, or bluish lips or face, seek medical attention immediately.
You should first contact your healthcare provider by phone. Your physician can help you determine whether testing is necessary.
You can also contact the Rapides Parish Health Unit at 318-487-5282 for information.For information on testing locations, visit the Louisiana Department of Health website, or click here.