Finding out that you have tested positive for COVID-19 can be alarming. There are resources that can help you. You can also help prevent spreading coronavirus to your loved ones or others in your community.
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.
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.