Need to Know: Delta COVID Variant

The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is the latest strain to hit the US. This strain is said to be more contagious and more deadly than the prior variants that have plagued not only the United State but the world over the last year. Here are 3 things you need to know about the COVID-19 Delta Variant.

1. More Contagious

The delta variant of COVID-19 is considered to be more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19. The CDC states that the delta variant is more easily spread than viruses like the common cold, seasonal flu and is as contagious as chickenpox.

2. Symptoms are the Same

As far as current research shows, the symptoms for the delta variant of COVID-19 and previous strains are pretty much the same. This is a good reason to make sure you are getting tested if you show any symptoms, even if you are vaccinated.

3. Vaccines can Help

While vaccines don’t guarantee that you won’t catch COVID-19, it does help protect you against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. Getting vaccinated means that even if you are infected with COVID, the chances of getting seriously ill are significantly lower. If you are vaccinated and have symptoms, it is still important to get tested.

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Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by covering your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider.

To protect Patients and Staff we are asking:

  • All patients call before walking into the health center
  • Patients 60 years and older accept a telephone visit rather than walking into the health center for an appointment
  • Do NOT bring anyone with you to your appointment unless medically necessary

 

Do NOT come to the health center within your 14 day isolation/quarantine period