What to Do if You Have COVID-19
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must separate yourself from others and watch yourself for symptoms such as
fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, nasal
congestion, runny nose or loss of taste or smell. This is to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
If you need medical care, follow the instructions on the back page.
Separate yourself from others (Self-Isolation)
me. Do not go to work, school, or any other place outside the home. Do not have
visitors in your home. Stay home until all three of these things are true:
You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better.
It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
You have had no fever for the last 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.
Stay away from other people in your home. As much as possible, stay and sleep in a separate room
and use a separate bathroom, if available. Avoid eating with others and do not share food, even
with your family.
Wear a facemask if you need to be around other people, even members of your own family, and
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash hands thoroughly
Avoid sharing personal household items. Do not share food, dishes, drinking glasses, eating
utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home. After using these items, wash them
thoroughly with soap and water. Clean all frequently touched surfaces in your home daily, including
door knobs, light switches, or faucets.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
Please carefully review additional information provided to you by the health department and CDC's webpage
and Disinfection for Households (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-
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