What to do when you test positive for Covid-19:
General information on what to do if you are sick with Covid 19 may be found on the CDC website.
How long do I need to quarantine?
You presented with COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive: Stay home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, fever free and improving
You presented for your test as asymptomatic (without any symptoms) and tested positive due to an exposure? Stay home for 10 days after the day that you tested.
You have tested positive and are of the category placing you at high risk for more severe disease?
-Consider purchasing a pulse oximeter to monitor oxygen saturation (goal is above 90%)
-Consider monoclonal antibody treatment – Please see the MDH website for sign up: COVID-19 Medication Options – Minnesota Dept. of Health (state.mn.us))
When do you need to be seen?
You may stay home to recover unless you exhibit the following symptoms:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Oxygen saturations below 90%