What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
Updated Dec. 28, 2021
A guide to recovery at home for patients and their families
If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, you may be worried for yourself and others with whom you've recently spent time. Below are steps to ensure you have the best chance for recovery and to help reduce your chance of infecting others.
With a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, you are most likely being sent home to rest, stay away from others, and recover. This is the case for more than 95% of people, as their symptoms do not require hospitalization. Some people have a higher risk for complications and should be monitored extra closely. For most people, COVID-19 symptoms tend to go away naturally as the body works to recover from infection.
Get more information on quarantine and isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).