Aid Extended to Veterans in this Battle with COVID-19

  • What should I do if I show signs of this virus? 

Symptoms of Coronavirus ranges from mild to severe and may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you feel like you have these, don’t hesitate to call your medical center or send a secure message before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room. It is essential to look for immediate assistance, but make sure to inform of your arrival ahead of time to protect yourself and the medical staff and other patients.

 Can I be subject to testing? 

When it comes to testing, various factors need to be considered. A testing criterion is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rest assured that there is no charge for testing.

  • Though I don’t show symptoms, I am anxious and overwhelmed. What actions should I take?

Coronavirus is more than just an illness of the body. Still, it can also affect the emotional state of both infected and not. You must know you are not alone in fighting and that the way to manage stress and get support is to stay healthy and connected, especially with your loved ones.

The good news is that many veteran facilities are implementing and adapting to aggressively respond and prevent this crisis from escalating. Furthermore, benefits, especially healthcare, are in place and paid; however, transactions are done online as a precaution. The government is making sure to provide Veterans the care that they need and deserve. It’s only reasonable that attention and help are given since they once put their lives as an answer to patriotism’s call.

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