When to seek emergency care during COVID-19 pandemic

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In an effort to reduce the burden on hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to lower the risk of disease transmission, people are asked not to go to emergency rooms if they think they may have COVID-19 symptoms but otherwise feel okay. Instead, they’re asked to call their primary care provider to discuss their symptoms and testing options.

However, Dr. Annie Sadosty, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, has this important message for those wondering what they should do if they have a medical emergency, COVID-related or not:

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