To get your test results, please check with your healthcare provider.
If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
- Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
- Separate yourself from other people as much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering.
- Monitor your symptoms. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough or other symptoms. Trouble breathing is a more serious symptom that means you should get medical attention.
Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department. Your local health authorities may give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.
The link below can be utilized for 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf
If you test NEGATIVE for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection when your sample was collected and that you could test positive later. Or you could be exposed later and then develop illness. In other words, a negative test result does not mean you won’t get sick later. This means you could still spread the virus. Know How to Protect Yourself and Others. You should still self-isolate at home until you are 7 days from the onset of symptoms and 3 days asymptomatic/afebrile without OTC medications.