Stay home and stay away from others to avoid spreading COVID-19 while you wait for results of a viral test.
If You Test Positive
Stay home and take care of yourself. Although there is currently no treatment specifically for COVID-19, you can take steps to manage your symptoms at home.
You should stay in a specific “sick room” if possible and stay away from other people and pets in your home. Wash your hands often. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces every day.
Keep in touch with your doctor for specific advice. Call 911 if you have an emergency warning sign, like shortness of breath that turns into trouble breathing or a high fever.
If You Test Negative
A negative test means you were probably not infected with COVID-19 at the time you were tested. You could still become infected and pass the virus to others.
Continue taking steps to stop the spread. Practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and wear a mask when you leave your home.
If you are feeling sick, stay home and rest. Stay in touch with your doctor. If your symptoms continue, you may need to be tested again.