What To Do If You're Sick

Isolation Guidelines if You Test Positive for COVID-19
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home
  • You may end isolation based on how serious your symptoms were:
    –If you had no symptoms, you may end isolation after 5 days
    –If you had mild symptoms, end isolation after 5 days if you have been fever free for 24 hours (without medication) and other symptoms are improving. If symptoms are not improving, continue to isolate until you are fever free for at least 24 hours and symptoms improve.
    –If you had moderate symptoms (shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), you should isolate for 10 days.
    –If you had severe symptoms (hospitalization), isolate for 10 days and consult your doctor. You may need a viral test before ending isolation.
  • When sick, use your best judgement when it comes to staying home. Always consult your doctor if you are unsure.