What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
You should immediately self quarantine and call your doctor to let him or her know that you have Coronavirus.
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) website is your best resource for up-to-date instructions after testing positive. This information is changing frequently as more information becomes available. Please read:
How do I protect myself from Coronavirus?
A summary of the article:
- How it spreads - mainly person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
- Steps to protect yourself - wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and avoid close contact with people who are or may be sick
- Steps to protect others - stay home if you're sick, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a facemask if you are sick, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
What's the difference between the Coronavirus and the flu?
What's the difference between the Coronavirus and the flu? - short article summarizing the differences from GoHealth Urgent Care
- There’s a vaccine for influenza, but not for Coronavirus.
- Mortality rates are higher in Coronavirus (COVID-19) than the flu.
- There’s no antiviral medication for Coronavirus.
- We’re still learning how Coronavirus is transmitted.
What's the difference between a cold and the flu?
What's the difference between a cold and the flu? - short article summarizing the differences from GoHealth Urgent Care
- Influenza Can Be Diagnosed With a Flu Test.
- Influenza Often Causes a Fever.
- Influenza Can Cause Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms.
- Influenza Can Lead to More Serious Complications.
- Influenza Is Curable With Medication.
- Influenza Is Often Preventable With A Vaccine.