I think I have COVID-19
Take these steps if you are not feeling well or have been around someone with COVID-19:
- Review all the symptoms of COVID-19 - most common symptoms include fever, dry cough, and tiredness.
- Stay home and away from others except to get medical care. Call your doctor or a nurseline or telehealth for advice.
- Find a testing site near you to get tested, if you have symptoms.
- Get rest and drink plenty of fluids. Take your temperature often and monitor your symptoms daily. Your doctor may also suggest you take over-the-counter medication for fever.
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Isolate if you have symptoms and/or test positive
When you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms, you should stay home and isolate yourself from others. Isolation keeps someone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 away from others, even in their own home. Do not go to work outside of your home, school or child care, or public places. Take care of yourself so you can feel better.
3 steps to follow before leaving isolation:
- At least 10 days have passed since your first symptom appeared; and
- At least 24 hours have passed since your fever resolved without using fever-reducing medicine; and
- Your symptoms have gotten better for at least 24 hours
Review more on staying safe and protecting others if you think have COVID-19
Be prepared to stay home
You might have to quarantine or isolate for up to two weeks or longer. It is a good idea to be prepared by following these tips:
- Gather supplies over time in case you need to stay home for several days or weeks.
- Start by building an emergency kit that includes:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Prescription medications
- Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, or laxatives