If You Feel Sick

Know what you will do if you feel sick. Having a plan now will help you feel ready and less panicked during this time.

  • Stay at home except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home
    • Choose a “Sick Room” to stay away from others in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Cover coughs & sneezes.
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday.
  • Monitor your symptoms.

Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel sick, follow these directions:

  1. Call your primary care doctor immediately (before seeking care) if you feel like you are developing these symptoms.
    • If you do not have a primary care doctor, call your local urgent care.
  2. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider before arriving and tell them that you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
  • A physician will determine if you qualify for a test and will provide testing location information.
    • Testing is not available “on-demand.”
    • Do not arrive at the Emergency Room and expect a test.