The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may cause fever, cough or difficulty breathing. A majority of people who get the virus will have only mild symptoms.

People at risk for more significant symptoms includes the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and/or weakened immune systems.

If you suspect a COVID-19 infection, call your doctor before showing up at the doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency room. Salem Health is offering drive-up screenings, but a doctor’s referral and appointment are still necessary.