Isolation and Quarantine Info
If you tested positive for COVID-19, follow your health care provider’s guidance.
Most people can recover at home, but call 911 or go to the nearest emergency care provider if you have:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Let 911 or the provider know you have COVID-19. This will help them know how to care for you and keep other people from getting infected.
Isolate at home
Most people with symptoms of COVID can follow the CDC’s three conditions before being around others:
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and
- 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*.
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
If you tested positive but have no symptoms and you continue to be well, you can be with others after 10 days after testing positive. When around others, remember to stay six feet apart and wear a face covering. This guidance is subject to change. Talk to your health care provider especially if you have a high-risk underlying health condition or if you are 65 years and older. You may need to stay away from other people longer.
Stay in a room separate from the rest of your family and keep physical distance.
Do not use the same bathroom as others.
Always wear a mask and have family wear one too if they come to help you.
Wash your hands frequently and disinfect everything you touch (furniture, objects, etc.).
Don’t share any glassware, dinnerware and other utensils.
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive monoclonal antibody treatment. Monoclonal antibody treatment is not a cure, but it may lessen symptom severity and help keep high-risk patients out of the hospital.
Talk to your healthcare provider as soon as you test positive to see if you—or your COVID-19-positive family member—may be eligible to receive monoclonal antibody treatment. For the treatment to work, it must be given within ten days of first experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.
Answer the call
If you have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19, you should expect a call from a contact tracer. Through contact tracing, we can better understand disease transmission, prevent new infections, and help slow the spread of COVID-19.