If you've been exposed to the virus but don't have symptoms, you may need to stay in quarantine for 10 full days. But if you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines, or if you tested positive for the COVID virus in the last 90 days and have recovered, you may not need to quarantine. Ask your doctor, or go to cdc.gov to use the COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.
If you have symptoms, it's important to get tested as soon as possible. And if your test is positive, call your doctor right away. They may have you take a medicine to keep you from getting seriously ill. Treatment works best when it's started early. If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, ask your doctor or go to cdc.gov to use the COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool.
And for at least 10 days, don't visit people at high risk for serious illness from COVID.
If possible, stay in a separate bedroom and use a separate bathroom.
Then throw it in the trash right away.
Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
These include bedding, towels, cups and glasses, and eating utensils.
Use household cleaners or disinfectant wipes or sprays.
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine, Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine,
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