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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

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Getting Care at UC San Diego Health

How is UC San Diego Health keeping patients and visitors safe?

I think I have symptoms of COVID-19. Should I see a doctor or get tested?

What happens after a COVID-19 test? What if I test positive?

Should I keep my routine appointment or scheduled procedure at UC San Diego Health? Is it safe to go to ER?

Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Is there a vaccine for coronavirus?

What can I do to protect myself?

Should I wear a mask?

How can I protect my mental health and manage my anxiety?

What kinds of disinfectants and cleaners are effective against the novel coronavirus?

How long can the novel coronavirus live on surfaces?

COVID-19 Basics

What is COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

How long does it take for the symptoms to appear?

How does the novel coronavirus spread?

How is COVID-19 treated?

Can you share any COVID-19 survivor stories?

How long will this pandemic last?

COVID-19 Resources and Other Information

What can I do if I have more concerns?

For Specific Patient Populations or Conditions