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COVID-19 If You Are Sick or Have Been Exposed

Frequently asked questions and guidance regarding COVID-19 exposure and illness is listed below.

Question: I have tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?

Stay home. Notify your close contacts, employer, school, or child care program.
Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19

Question: When should I seek emergency care if I have COVID-19?

Seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing emergency warning signs, including difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to stay awake, or bluish lips or face. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Look for Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19

Question: I am positive for COVID-19 and my employer is requiring a letter in order for me to isolate/miss work. How do I get one?

Call the healthcare provider who administered your test for confirmation of your test results. If you need further help with this type of issue, you can call 715-421-8911 and a member of our Disease Investigation team will call you back.

Question: What should I do if a family member is sick with COVID-19?

Question: What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19?

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, take precautions to avoid spread to others.
What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19

Question: When should I get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms, get tested immediately. If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, test 5 days after being exposed. Test before having contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19.
COVID-19: Get Tested

Question: Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Question: How can I get treatment for COVID-19?

If you are symptomatic, test immediately. Contact your health care provider to discuss if you are eligible for COVID-19 treatment.
COVID-19: Treatments and Medications

Question: Where can I find the community levels in Wood County and number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases?

Question: Where can I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Question: What is Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions?

Some people who have had COVID-19 can experience long-term effects.
Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions

Question: I'm a health care woker, is guidance different for me?

Isolation recommendations may differ for health care workers. Contact employee health to determine requirements.
Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel

Question: I'm going to travel, are there any restrictions?

You are responsible for checking the current COVID-19 situation and following all recommendations are requirements at your destination.
COVID-19: Travel