When to Get Help
Here are some of the reasons you should see a medical provider sooner:
If you are having difficulty breathing, blue color around your lips or mouth, or are very weak and unable to stand, this is a medical emergency. Call 911 or have someone take you to the nearest emergency room immediately.
Your employer should accept the standard work release form provided at your COVID-19 testing. If your employer will not accept this form, we recommend that you make an in-person or Telehealth appointment with your primary care provider for a more comprehensive exam and appropriate follow-up care.
Your medical provider makes the decision to perform testing based on current rules, or guidelines, that are made by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), as well as state and local health departments. Even if you were not tested today, please remember that you still have an illness that can spread to other people. Staying at home and avoiding all contact with other people is the best way to do this. Most insurance covers COVID-19 testing. Please contact your health insurance provider with questions.
- Please stay at home except to received medical care. Do not go to work or public areas, and avoid using public transportation
- Even if you don’t have symptoms, such as a cough, you should wear a mask until you are released from home isolation—you can still spread the virus to others.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that you touch and keep others from touching those surfaces.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand rub (with at least 60% alcohol).
- Drink plenty of fluids and rest.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue and throw it in the trash. Wash your hands afterwards.