Treatment and Care

​​Steps to Take if You Test Positive

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or suspect you have COVID-19, you can help prevent spreading it to others by notifying your close contacts and following this guidance.​ 

A close contact is any person within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you test positive for COVID-19, notify close contacts starting from 2 days before symptoms began OR when your COVID-19 test was positive.

Take Care of Yourself

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home & monitor your symptoms.
  • Separate yourself from others and use a different bathroom if possible.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when around others.
  • Use fever-reducing medication when indicated.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Get plenty of rest.

Therapeutics (Treatments for COVID-19)

If you test positive for COVID-19 and are within a short timeframe from the start of your symptoms, you may be eligible for oral or IV treatments. Most treatments are in limited supply.

(Note that treatments are not a replacement for vaccination, and COVID-19 vaccination is the strongest prevention tool to lower the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19).

The following Health Alerts include information about COVID-19 treatment options and links related product information within:

Health Advisory #187: Oral Antiviral Treatments for COVID-19 Now Available in Limited Supply by Prescription (Dec. 29, 2021)

Health Advisory #189: Change in COVID-19 Treatments and Locations (Feb 4, 2022)

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutic Treatments:​

Prescription treatments for COVID-19:

Paxlovid Resources:

Molnupiravir Resources:

Therapeutics Locator: