- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before medical help arrives.
If you’re mildly sick, especially with a fever or cough, and think you might have COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, most people who get COVID-19 will be able to recover at home.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Provide your sick household member with face masks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
- Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
- Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, food, and drinks.
This is not an exhaustive list. If you’re sick, self-isolation is key, even from your own household members so that they don’t contract it too.