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COVID-19 FAQs

When will I be eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

At this time, all Hoosiers 6 months and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Boone County Health Department currently offers Moderna initial series and boosters by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (765)482-3942, option 3. For other locations offering COVID vaccines, please visit www.vaccines.gov.

Where can I learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines available in the US?

Moderna, Pfizer BioNTech, and Novavax are currently the only pharmaceutical companies with COVID-19 vaccinations with full authorization in the US. You can learn more about these vaccinations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/overview-COVID-19-vaccines.html

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms for COVID-19 are fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headaches, new loss of sense of taste/smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, but many people who have COVID-19 will have very minor or no symptoms.

o   COVID-19 symptoms and self-checker (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/coronavirus-self-checker.html)

If you are experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake/stay awake, or bluish lips or face, these are emergency warning signs and you should seek medical care immediately.

What should I do if I or a loved one are experiencing COVID symptoms?

Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home, separate from other people, and monitor for symptoms. Getting tested for COVID-19 is highly recommended.

o   What to do if you’re sick (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html)

You’re welcome to call the Boone County Health Department at (765)482-3942 options 5 or 9 to speak to someone for further information.

How can I tell if I’m having symptoms of allergies, the cold, the flu, or COVID-19?

That’s a tough call! All of these illnesses can have very similar symptoms.

o   What’s the difference between allergy, flu, and COVID symptoms? (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/covid-19-cold-flu-and-allergies-differences/art-20503981)

Please reach out to your healthcare provider for further guidance.  

What should I do if I or a loved one has been exposed to/are a close contact to someone with COVID-19?

Anyone who has been exposed to/is a close contact with someone with COVID-19 may need to consider quarantine.

o   When to Quarantine if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html)

You’re welcome to call the Boone County Health Department at (765)482-3942 at option 5 or 9 to speak to someone for further guidance.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

A map of all COVID testing sites in Indiana can be found at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/covid-19-testing-information/

Free tests may be ordered by visiting https://www.covid.gov/tests

When can I be around others after I had/think I had COVID-19?

That would depend on multiple factors (if you were tested, had symptoms, your employer/school’s policies, etc). Please visit the following CDC link or call the Boone County Health Department at (765)482-3942, options 5 or 9 for further guidance.

o   When you can be around others after you had/likely had COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html)

How can I get personal protective equipment (PPE) for my business?

If you have questions about acquiring PPE, please call the Boone County Health Department at (765) 483-4458.

I have a COVID-related question that isn’t listed here. Who can I contact?

Questions regarding Boone County’s COVID-19 emergency preparedness response and health violations may be directed to our Environmental Division at (765)483-4458.

Questions regarding COVID-19 testing, COVID case data for Boone County, event safety plans, and general information about COVID may be directed to our Nursing Division at (765)482-3942.

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Lisa Younts, RN

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Phone: 765-482-3942

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