What are some other symptoms of COVID-19?

Other symptoms can include runny nose, acute blocked nose (congestion), headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue. To stop the spread of COVID-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.

What types of dental procedures are considered an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What should I do if someone I live with tests positive for COVID-19?

You should only share a house with a person with COVID-19 if:you are providing essential care to that person you cannot find a different place to livePeople who stay in the same place as someone with COVID-19 will be a close contact and must follow quarantine rules. People should follow these rules for 14 days from when the person with COVID-19 was last infectious.

Should I go to the doctor or dentist for nonurgent appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are smokers at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus disease?

Smoking any kind of tobacco reduces lung capacity and increases the risk of many respiratory infections and can increase the severity of respiratory diseases. COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. Smoking impairs lung function making it harder for the body to fight off coronaviruses and other respiratory diseases. Available research suggests that smokers are at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 outcomes and death.

Can I resume routine dental care?

Dentists statewide can now see patients for non-emergency care. The American Dental Association has advised dentists on additional steps they can take to help protect patients and staff from COVID-19 infection.

Should I go to work if I have coronavirus disease symptoms or feel sick?

You should work from home if it works for you and your employer. If you cannot work from home and you are sick, you must not attend your workplace. You must stay at home and away from others.

What is quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Quarantine is when you are well but may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. If this happens you will be required to isolate from other people to prevent the spread of the virus. The quarantine period is 14 days from when you may have been in contact with the virus.

What is the incubation period for COVID-19?

The median incubation period of COVID-19 is 5–6 days, ranging from 1 to 14 days.

Should I wear a mask to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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