I Feel Sick

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
If you are sick and suspect COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home. If you must leave your home while you are still feeling sick, be sure to wear a properly fitted mask.
If you test negative for COVID-19, you can resume normal activities by aligning with the CDC respiratory illness guidance.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should:

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should stay home while you are feeling unwell.

During time at home while you are sick:

    • Make sure to wash your hands and wipe down surfaces touched with a disinfectant.
    • You should try to improve air quality (such as by opening windows or using an air purifier).

Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over the counter medicines if you can, such as acetaminophen to help you feel better. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. If you have trouble breathing or have severe symptoms, call 911.

Prescribed COVID-19 medications are now available through doctors, local pharmacies and health clinics.

If eligible, oral COVID-19 medication must be taken early (within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptom). Learn more by visiting this webpage.

If you are feeling unwell, you should stay home and take care of yourself. 

You can return to normal activity if both are true:

    • Your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours
    • You have not had a fever for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medicine)


When returning to normal activity it is important to take extra precautions for the next 5 days. Examples of extra precautions are masking and social distancing.

I've been exposed.

If you were exposed to someone who had COVID-19, you should monitor yourself for symptoms.

If you start to feel unwell you should follow the guidance in the above “I feel sick” section.