Every person who has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for at least 14 days after their last contact with this person.
Even if you are not certain, assume that you have the virus. However, if you have a fever, dry cough or feel tiredness for no apparent reason, it is very likely that you do have it. Contact your doctor or the numbers available on the official sites of public health institutions in your area and ask if you can be tested. At the time of the testing, make sure you follow all the proper preventive measures.
If you tested positive to COVID-19 but you showed no symptoms:
If you continue without symptoms, you may go back to being in contact with other people 14 days after your viral test for COVID-19 came out positive. Most people do not need another test to know when they may be in contact with other people again. However, if your healthcare provider recommends that you get tested again, this will let you know when you may be in contact with people again based on your test results.
If you tested negative for COVID-19:
You must still stay home for 14 days
If you are living with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
This person must try to avoid contact with the other people living in the same house. If possible, they must remain in a separate and isolated room. Follow all the indications available in official sites.
When to seek medical attention?
You must seek professional attention when the health of a person infected with COVID-19 shows one of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain or pressure
- Inability to wake up or remain awake
- A blue coloration on the lips or face
Call your healthcare provider for any other symptom you may think of as severe.
Take care, let us all take care of each other.