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5 Signs of "Long-Haul" COVID Jun 9th, 2021

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness. If you have COVID-19, you may experience symptoms including shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. Some patients — often those who are older or have serious pre-existing medical conditions but also young and previously healthy individuals as well...

How Long Does Loss of Taste and Smell Last After the Coronavirus? May 23rd, 2021

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This highly contagious respiratory disease has a range of symptoms. In addition to symptoms such as fever, coughing, and fatigue, a case of COVID-19 can make you lose your senses of taste and smell. To better understand the details of...

Does a Negative PCR Test Mean I Don't Have COVID? Apr 15th, 2021

COVID-19 is still circulating in the United States in the spring of 2021. This highly contagious respiratory disease spreads easily between people. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to get tested if you think you could have been exposed. You may need to self-isolate in order...

What an Antibody Test Can Reveal About a Past COVID-19 Infection Mar 18th, 2021

Over the last year or so, people around the world have struggled with many mysteries connected to the novel coronavirus. We’ve learned a lot about COVID-19, including how to deter spread with masks, social distancing, and better ventilation indoors. Many people who may have had COVID-19 earlier this year, or...

Recognizing the Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19 Feb 17th, 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, first identified in late 2019, is still affecting people around the nation and the globe in early 2021. This virus causes the COVID-19 disease, a severe acute respiratory syndrome that can be life-threatening. COVID-19 is highly contagious, and daily life has changed a lot to prevent and...

Is It COVID-19 or the Flu? Jan 25th, 2021

Every year, in the colder winter months, people around the United States deal with the seasonal rise in influenza cases that we know as “flu season.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, many parts of daily life have changed — but, this winter and spring, cold and flu...

Should I Be Tested for COVID-19? Dec 18th, 2020

One of the big questions that surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic is, “Should I be tested?” Even though the disease is highly contagious and sometimes fatal, not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you think you should be tested, GatherWell in Ham Lake, Otsego, and Edina, Minnesota, offers COVID-19 testing...