Understanding about the novel coronavirus is evolving quickly, making it hard to know what information is accurate and reliable. The City of Carlsbad encourages you to rely on the following federal, state and local sources as well as advice from your own physician and health care providers.
Testing continues to become more readily available. If you think you have COVID-19, contact your doctor or health care provider
If you don't have a provider, call 2-1-1 for a referral or to speak with a public health nurse
Access on-demand testing by making an appointment. Visit this website or call 888-634-1123 for more information
Follow common sense health tips
Wash your hands often throughout the day with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that has 60% alcohol (avoid certain types of hand sanitizer). Wash Your Hands the Right Way Poster
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.