WHAT DO I DO WHILE I WAIT ON COVID-19 TEST RESULTS?
Depending on the test you take, it can take a few days to receive the results of your COVID-19 test. Until you receive the results of your COVID-19 test, you should STAY HOME. If you do have COVID-19 you could be contagious, even if you do not have symptoms or your symptoms are mild. In order to STOP THE SPREAD, it is very important that you do not expose others. This means:
- Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis – Stay home except to get medical care. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. In the event that you must leave your home for any reason, utilize a face mask at all times.
- Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have been tested for COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.
NEXT STEPS - AFTER YOU GET YOUR RESULTS
If you test negative, continue to monitor yourself for symptoms, stay home if you are sick, practice prevention measures (wear a mask and stand 6 feet away from others), and wash your hands often.