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.