What You Need to Know

    If you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath or you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your healthcare provider's office or the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) COVID-19 Hotline at (928) 442-5103. The hotline is available between 8:00 am & 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


    If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, its important to prevent the spread of the illness to your family, healthcare providers, other patients and the broader community.

    If your symptoms are mild, your provider may recommend you stay home and self-isolate.

    Exposure to COVID-19 but No Symptoms — Self Quarantine

    If you've been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, you should keep your distance from others. Maintain a distance of at least six feet from people and stay out of public places. COVID-19 symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear.

    Mild COVID-19 Symptoms — Stay Home

    Most cases of COVID-19 are mild-to-moderate and similar to the flu. Here are steps that can help relieve the symptoms and stop the spread:

    • Take pain and fever medication. Acetaminophen is the preferred pain-reliever for COVID-19. (do not give aspirin to children).
    • Use a humidifier and take a hot shower to ease a sore throat or cough.
    • Drink plenty of liquids and rest.
    • Stay away from others.
    • Avoid sharing personal household items.
    • Follow the care instructions from your healthcare provider.

    Download and print this CDC flyer on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when you're sick.


    Its important to remember that everyone does not need to be tested for COVID-19. Your healthcare provider will decide if you need a test. You'll need a written order from either an in-person consult or a telehealth encounter with your provider. For more information, please contact your healthcare provider or call the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) COVID-19 Hotline at (928) 442-5103 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.


    For most people, their risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 is low. Older adults and those with chronic health issues are at higher risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19.

    However, COVID-19 is more infectious and more deadly than the flu. It should be taken seriously but should not be a cause for panic. Most people infected with COVID-19 have mild, moderate or no symptoms at all. If you have COVID-19, and are not in a high-risk group, its important to ensure you don't spread the disease to others.

    For more information, visit our page for older adults, high-risk patients and pregnant women.
    Because you can spread COVID-19 even if you don't feel sick, everyone should wear a face covering when out in public. Face coverings are:

    • Not for young children under the age two, anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without help.
    • Meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Not a substitute for social distancing (continue keeping 6 feet between yourself and others even when wearing a face covering).

    Download and print this CDC flyer on how to make cloth face coverings.


    Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) recommends patients, families and all members of our community:

    • Wash hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds if you need to leave your home.

    These recommendations don't include all COVID-19 prevention measures. Here are other recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


    People exposed to COVID-19 may begin to exhibit symptoms two to14 days after exposure to the virus.


    Recommended sources for information on COVID-19 include:

    • Yavapai County Community Health Services COVID-19 Hotline: (928) 442-5103
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Yavapai County Community Health Services
    • Arizona Department of Health Services
    • Arizona Governor’s Office


    You should keep your medical appointments, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.

    Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center has adapted operations to support social distancing and protect against the spread of COVID-19. For example, your Yavapai Regional Medical Group appointment may be conducted as a telehealth visit, if you or your provider prefer that to an in-person appointment. Learn how to prepare for a telehealth visit at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group.

    We also recommend you wear face coverings and gloves, if possible, during an in-person appointment with your healthcare provider. Please contact your provider for other instructions about your visit.


    In general, you should continue taking all medications as prescribed, including immunosuppressants. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific questions regarding your medication and health.


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