Coronavirus: Know the Symptoms

March 18, 2020
Are you familiar with the symptoms of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and what to do if you or someone close to you begins to experience them? Here’s what you need to know:

While the most severe cases tend to occur in older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions—including heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease—coronavirus can affect anyone. It is thought to be passed between people when they are in close contact (within about six feet) and when someone who’s infected coughs or sneezes. This is why we’re all being encouraged to stay at home.

If you start to develop symptoms described below, or you know someone with them, call our COVID-19 hotline at 317-325-COVD (2683), or e-mail us at We’re ready to help.

Symptoms, which may be severe or mild and appear two to 14 days after exposure, can include:

How to know if it’s an emergency:

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience the following symptoms:

Concerned? Call us. We’re committed to making health possible—now more than ever.


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