A: Many people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and can recover at home. If you tested positive for or think that you were exposed to COVID-19, contact your PH health care team for guidance. Follow these steps if you have COVID-19:
Stay in touch with your health care provider. Monitor your symptoms and follow instructions from your PH health care provider and local health department.
Stay at home and away from public areas.
Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
Isolate as much as possible from others in your household, avoid sharing household items and frequently clean commonly touched surfaces.
Inform others with whom you have been in close contact about your illness.
If you have COVID-19, you can be with others after:
At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.
The CDC has a self-tracker tool to help you make decisions about seeking emergency medical care. Visit the CDC website for more information about what to do if you or a family member has COVID-19.