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COVID-19 Care

If you're experiencing COVID symptoms AND:

  • are in need of medical care AND are an existing Barton Health patient, please call your primary care provider:
  • are in need of medical care AND are not a Barton patient, please seek care at your primary care office, a local urgent care or emergency department:
    • Barton Urgent Care* at Stateline Medical Center: 155 Highway 50, (Highway 50 & Kingsbury Grade), Stateline, NV 89449
    • Tahoe Quick Care (Tahoe Quick Care is not a Barton facility and we cannot confirm their availability to treat patients): 530.600.2117
    • Barton Emergency Department:* 2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    • For a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • do not need medical care and are able to manage your symptoms at home; you do not need to get a COVID test (assume you are COVID positive) OR if you get tested and are waiting for your results:
    • Isolate at home for at least five days: as much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.
    • Take care of yourself: get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better. If you have an emergency warning sign (especially trouble breathing), or if you think it’s an emergency, call 9-1-1.
    • After five days of isolation, if you are fever-free for 24-hours and your symptoms are improving, you can stop isolating. Proceed to wear a well-fitting surgical, KF94, KN95, or N95 mask for an additional five days.
    • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Isolation vs. Quarantine Information

* To prioritize patients with serious illness, we ask that you visit Barton Urgent Care or Emergency Department only if you need urgent or emergent medical care. Barton does not offer public COVID testing at this time. Please consult with your employer or school district for guidelines on returning to school/ work.

COVID-19 Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness. If you have any of the emergency warning signs listed below, you should seek emergency medical care immediately or call 9-1-1:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Prevent COVID-19 Infection

  • Get Vaccinated and/ or Boosted – It’s Safe, Effective, and Free
    All COVID-19 vaccines currently available have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19. Vaccination and boosters will protect you and those you love. Learn more about local vaccination opportunities.
  • Wear a Mask
    To maximize protection and prevent possibly spreading COVID-19 to others, wear a mask indoors in public, even if you are fully vaccinated and/ or boosted, if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. *
  • Stay Home and Get Tested If You're Sick
    Stay home if you’re feeling sick, and get tested for COVID-19, even if you've been vaccinated and/ or boosted. Everyone can spread germs to others when they have symptoms.
  • Test Before Gathering
    Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household.
  • Ventilate Indoor Spaces
    COVID-19 risk is highest when an infected person spends time with others indoors in spaces with limited fresh air and ventilation. Reduce COVID-19 risk by keeping windows and doors open when possible, and also by keeping HVAC systems running as much as possible.
  • Sign Up for CA Notify
    If you have a smartphone, sign up for CA Notify, California’s exposure notification system. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you’ll get an alert and additional information on testing and next steps.

* Local health jurisdictions may impose stricter criteria. In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces the CalOSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard, and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.