Episode 2: COVID-19 - How to prevent infection and avoid contracting the virus

Tips to be healthy in COVID times: Join Harry Weis, President and CEO of Tahoe Forest Health System, as he discusses ways to prevent infection and avoid getting the virus. Find out more: https://www.tfhd.com/covid/stay-healthy

Signs and symptoms of infection with COVID-19 (coronavirus) may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or diarrhea. Risk factors for infection with the new coronavirus appear to include:

  • Recent travel from affected geographic areas: China, Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea
  • Close contact with someone who has the new coronavirus ‚ÄĒ such as when a family member or health care worker takes care of an infected person

If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or diarrhea, please call the Tahoe Forest Health System COVID-19 Hotline at (530) 582-3450, from 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week. For all other questions related to COVID-19, please contact your county health department:

Nevada County Public Health: (833) 342-5211

Placer County Public Health: (530) 886-5310

Washoe County Public Health: (775) 328-2427

El Dorado County Public Health: Dial 211 on your phone

Placer County is offering free testing through an independent company in Truckee at the Old Gateway Center at 10990 Donner Pass Road. Testing is free to all, and it is not necessary to have symptoms of COVID-19 in order to receive a test. Anyone in a public-facing job, headed back to work, at a higher risk, or just concerned about COVID-19 exposure is encouraged to get tested.

Pre-registration is required and can be done at http://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.