Columbus Public Health says there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a person who showed symptoms last Thursday, May 27, but still attended protests in downtown Columbus.
The department is urging anyone who attended the protests that day to monitor for symptoms and get a free test if they develop. The health department is advising people to call 614-645-1519 to obtain a list of testing locations.
In a Tweet, the health department also advised protestors to wear face coverings.
For a testing location near you, call 614-645-1519. And if you must gather to protest peacefully, keep yourselves and others healthy and safe by wearing a face covering, avoiding large crowds – and staying home if you’re sick.
— Columbus Health (@ColumbusHealth) June 3, 2020
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently lists the following symptoms of COVID-19 that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting