If You Have COVID-19
If you have COVID-19, it is important to isolate and get treatment as quickly as possible. If you have COVID-19, you can spread it to others, even if you do not have symptoms.
If you have tested positive (even without symptoms), follow CDC’s isolation recommendations. These recommendations include:
- Staying home and away from others for at least 5 days (possibly more, depending on how the virus affects you).
- Wearing a high-quality mask when indoors around others for a period of time.
Some vaccinated people, especially those aged 65 years or older or who have other risk factors for severe disease, may benefit from treatment if they get COVID-19.
Effective treatments are now widely available and free, and you may be eligible.
- Contact your healthcare provider, health department, or community health center to learn about treatment options.
- Don’t delay! Treatment must be started within a few days after you first develop symptoms to be effective.
- If you don’t have timely access to a healthcare provider, check if a Test to Treat location is in your community. You can get tested, receive a prescription from a healthcare provider (either onsite or by telehealth), and have it filled all at one location.
You can learn more about COVID-19 treatments and medications.
- People with Certain Medical Conditions
- Factors That Affect Your Risk of Getting Very Sick from COVID-19
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- COVID-19 Test to Treat Locator
- Eldercare Locator or call 1-800-677-1116. A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources from the U.S. Administration on Aging.