My test came back positive, what should I do now?

If you have a positive test result, then you are presumed to be contagious, and if you have any of the symptoms outlined below, it is very likely that you have COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of sense of taste/smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Generally not feeling well (malaise)
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Purple / blue discoloration of one or more toes

If you are having mild symptoms, per guidance from the CDC, you should self-quarantine, meaning that you should stay home and stay as far from other people living with you as you can. If you have symptoms, you should also get in touch with your healthcare provider so that he or she can monitor your symptoms and be ready to provide care if your symptoms get worse. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html).

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, including, but not limited to, trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or the inability to arouse, and/or bluish lips or face, you should seek immediate medical attention. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

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