What to do if you think you have COVID-19

  • Get tested if you have symptoms or have been near someone with COVID-19
  • Stay home if you might be sick
  • Isolate if you test positive
    This might be scary. But you’re not alone. Follow isolation guidelines to protect yourself and others.
    CDC Guidelines for People with COVID-19
  • Wear a mask if you’ve been exposed
    If you know that you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, it’s very important that you follow CDC guidelines, get tested, and wear a high-quality mask.
    CDC Guidelines for People Who Were Exposed to COVID-19
  • The CDC COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Calculator takes the stress out of figuring out if, when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a high-quality mask. It also provides important information about what precautions people can take to protect loved ones and slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Tell your contacts if you are positive
    If you find out you are positive and you know someone you were with, let them know as quickly as possible.
    How to Talk to Your Close Contacts

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Connect with Community Support 

Connect with Community Support 

If you need help with resources to stay home or protect others from COVID-19, contact the Community HealthWays program at your nearest Parish Health Unit. Community Health Workers can connect you with community resources to help with:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Food
  • Prescription delivery
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Personal safety
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Reentry
  • Family & community support
  • Substance use
  • Mental health
  • Disabilities