There are several things you should do if you are sick or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, and have a fever or respiratory illness (cough or shortness of breath):
Stay home if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you aren’t showing any symptoms.
Avoid public areas and transportation.
Call your health care provider or schedule a Virtual Visit first and before coming into the doctor’s office or emergency department.
Avoid coming to the emergency department, unless you have a health emergency and/or you have been advised by your health care provider to do so. This helps prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
Separate yourself from other people and animals as much as possible, while you are sick.
Wear a face mask, if you are sick. Otherwise, reserve them for the frontline caregivers.
Monitor yourself for fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Take the same precautions you would if you had a common cold or flu (e.g., wash your hands frequently).
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