If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, its important to prevent the spread of the illness to your family, healthcare providers, other patients and the broader community.
If your symptoms are mild, your provider may recommend you stay home and self-isolate.
Exposure to COVID-19 but No Symptoms — Self Quarantine
If you've been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, you should keep your distance from others. Maintain a distance of at least six feet from people and stay out of public places. COVID-19 symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear.
Mild COVID-19 Symptoms — Stay Home
Most cases of COVID-19 are mild-to-moderate and similar to the flu. Here are steps that can help relieve the symptoms and stop the spread:
• Take pain and fever medication. Acetaminophen is the preferred pain-reliever
for COVID-19. (do not give aspirin to children).
• Use a humidifier and take a hot shower to ease a sore throat or cough.
• Drink plenty of liquids and rest.
• Stay away from others.
• Avoid sharing personal household items.
• Follow the care instructions from your healthcare provider.
Download and print this CDC flyer on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when you're sick