Important Information About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Tests and Antibody Tests in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming
Sterling Urgent Care offers three COVID-19 tests in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming at its urgent care centers:
Nasal swab active virus tests
Blood draw active virus tests
FDA-Authorized antibody tests
Please visit our state-specific urgent care pages to learn how to schedule tests. Due to high demand in Idaho Falls and Utah, we request that patients call ahead to schedule a time for testing.
UPDATED JULY 9, 2020
Household Products That Meet EPA Disinfecting Criteria
Sterling Urgent Care has compiled these lists of commonly available household products that meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criteria for disinfecting surfaces from human coronavirus. Additional products, including commercial and healthcare facility disinfectants, can be found at the EPA website.
The Centers for Disease Control, in partnership with the World Health Organization and the National Health Service, have developed an online test to help you assess symptoms and determine whether you should be tested.
Coronovirus Fact Sheets and Resources from the Centers for Disease Control (PDFs)
General Coronavirus Information from the CDC
Answers to Common COVID-19 Questions
What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
- Shortness of breath
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Will a mask protect me from coronavirus?
Masks do not provide protection from coronavirus. Even while wearing a mask, you should remain at least 6 feet from other people and avoid large groups and close contact.
Masks are recommended to limit the spread of your respiratory droplets to others. These respiratory droplets are believed to be the primary way that coronavirus spreads.
Masks should be washed or discarded after use. Always discard masks in trash receptacles. Use care when putting on or removing a mask, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds after handling a mask.
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
- Wear a mask or facial covering when in public.
- Maintain a distance of at least six feet from people outside your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
What should I do if I recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19?
If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.