If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your health care provider for instructions. If you do not have a provider, please call 1-877-435-8411. Do not go to the emergency room or the health department for testing. Also visit the CDC’s website for steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
I tested positive for COVID-19…Now What?
You will be contacted by a JCCHS public health nurse to discuss your test results.
JCCHS will contact you daily to monitor your symptoms.
Any information you share with JCCHS is CONFIDENTIAL. Your personal and medical information is kept private.
After your test, you should isolate until you receive your results. This will avoid the chance of you infecting others.
Self isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the test date (if asymptomatic) or since onset of symptoms, including at least 24 hours fever free.
Any close contacts should quarantine for 14 days from your test date or date exposed. This is important because it can take two to 14 days for symptoms to show.
There isn’t a specific treatment for the virus. It is recommended that you rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take acetaminophen to reduce fever and/or pain.
You should seek prompt medical care if you begin to experience severe symptoms.
Emergency Warning Signs: Trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.
Please self-quarantine at home (do not leave) for 14 days if you:
- Test positive for COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath).
- Share a household with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
- If you have returned from traveling to a state or country with widespread community transmission within the last 14 days as identified by the current CDC guidelines.
- Have previously been told by Public Health to quarantine because of travel.
- Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. You should quarantine at home for 14 days since your last contact with the case. (A close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the patient is symptomatic.)