If you are older or have certain medical conditions, it is helpful to let your health care provider know you have COVID-19. They may have specific advice for you.
Tell your close contacts, including people who are fully vaccinated, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and share the information on Close Contacts and Tracing.
How long to stay home
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home until all three of these things are true:
You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better. and
It has been 10 days since you first felt sick. and
You have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms, you must still stay home and away from others for 10 days.
If a lab test shows you have COVID-19, someone from the health department will give you more information and answer your questions.
Talk to your health care provider if you have questions.
If a lab test shows you do not have COVID-19 but you have symptoms, stay home until your symptoms are better and you do not have a fever. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be like other illnesses. It is important to follow your health care provider’s advice before going back to school, work, or other places.
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