POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Take steps to protect others regardless of your covid-19 vaccination status
Isolate at home for at least 10 days. Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home.
GET REST AND STAY HYDRATED
If you develop symptoms, continue to isolate for at least 10 days after symptoms began and until you do not have a fever without using medications to reduce fever.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you are an older adult or have underlying medical conditions.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR OR HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT ISOLATION IF YOU
• Are severely ill or have a weakened immune system.
• Had a positive test result followed by a negative result.
• Test positive for many weeks.
MONITOR YOUR HEALTH
Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Remember, symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to COVID-19 and can include:
• Fever or chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
ANSWER THE PHONE CALL FROM THE HEATLH DEPARTMENT
If a public health worker calls you, answer the call to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in
• Discussions with health department staff are confidential. This means that your personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know, like your health care provider.
• Your name will not be shared with those you came in contact with. The health department will only notify people you were in close contact with (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) that they might have been exposed to COVID-19.