Stay home except to get medical care.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 you are required to stay home and separate yourself from others (self-isolate) for at least 10 days (per NAC 441A.280). 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE? 

If you have symptoms and have tested positive: You must self-isolate for 10 days after your symptoms beganand until it has been at least 24 hours since you had a fever (without taking fever-reducing medicines like Tylenol or ibuprofen) and your other symptoms have improved. 

If you tested positive but do not have symptoms: You must self-isolate for 10 days after your test was collected.

If you have symptoms but have not been tested for COVID-19: If you have fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please get tested. You should isolate away from others while you are waiting for your test result. If you do not get tested you should isolate for 10 days after your symptoms began, and until it has been at least 24 hours since you had a fever (without taking fever-reducing medicines like Tylenol or ibuprofen) and your other symptoms have improved. 

After your isolation period you should continue to limit your contact with others as much as possible, and always wear a face mask when you are around people who do not live with you. 

Please click here to sign a Declaration of Self-Quarantine.

  • Stay home. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public places or other people’s homes and do not invite people to your home. 
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Ask your health care provider about pain and fever medication. 
  • Use grocery delivery or curbside services.   
  • Make the best of your time at home by teleworking if you’re able or catching up on reading, your favorite shows, or other at-home hobbies.  
  • Keep in touch with your family and friends by telephone or video calls. 

Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: 

  • Trouble breathing 
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face 

*This list is not all possible symptoms.  

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

Call ahead before visiting your doctor. If you need medical care, call ahead to let your provider know you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19. Always wear a mask over your nose and mouth when around others. 

Stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home as much as possible. Use a separate bathroom, if available.   

Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.  

Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.  

  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  
  • Cover your cough/sneeze.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  

Clean all surfaces that are touched often like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning products according to the label instructions.  

Have your household members monitor themselves for symptoms. People who live with someone who has COVID-19 are required (per NAC 441A.280to maintain quarantine (stay home and away from others) for 7-10 days. Click here for more information. 

If anyone develops symptoms of COVID-19 they must immediately self-isolate and get tested.  

Symptoms include:  

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

If you or someone else has severe symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately. Severe symptoms can include: 

  • Trouble breathing 
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest 
  • New confusion 
  • Inability to wake or stay awake 
  • Bluish lips or face 

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

Help the Health District notify your close contacts.

Letting people know that they have had close contact with someone who tested positive helps them keep their loved ones safe and stops the spread of COVID-19. 

Step 1: Determine when it would have been possible to spread the virus to others.  

Find the first day it would have been possible to spread the virus to others: 

  1. Write down the date you first had symptoms. If you do not have any symptoms, write down the date you got tested.  
  2. Subtract (go back) 2 days before that date. This is the first day it would have been possible for you to spread the virus to others. 

Find the last day it would have been possible to spread the virus to others: 

  • If you did not have symptoms: Add (go forward) 10 days from the date you wrote down in #1. This is the last day it would be possible for you to spread the virus to others. 
  • If you did have symptoms:  
    1. Add (go forward) 10 days from the date you wrote down in #1.  
    2. Choose the first day AFTER that date that you did not have a fever for at least 24 hours (and were not taking fever-reducing medicines), and your other symptoms were improving. This is the last day it would have been possible for you to spread the virus to others.

Step 2: Determine if you had close contact with anyone. If any of the following happened between the first date and last date in Step 1, you had close contact with that person. 

  • You were within 6 feet of someone for a total of 15 minutes or more , either during one 15minute block of time or cumulatively throughout a given day
  • Someone provided care for you at home while you were sick with COVID-19  
  • You had direct physical contact with someone (hugged or kissed them)  
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils with someone
  • You sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on someone 

Tell everyone you had close contact with that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Direct them to visit this website for information about what to do: I have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 — now what? 

Here are some specific ways that letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 helps: 

  • Your friends, family, and coworkers find out that they have to quarantine. This helps them protect their loved ones, and it’s the law (NAC 441A.280).
  • Your friends, family, and coworkers can monitor their symptoms, get tested, and get medical care if they need it. 

Letting the Health District know about everyone you had close contact with helps us notify those who might have been exposed to COVID-19. It is still important to tell the Health District about all close contacts, even if you notify them yourself. 

There are two ways you can let the Health District know who you had close contact with: 

  1. Telling a Contact Tracer when they call you.  
  2. Filling out a survey online. If you receive an email or text message from us, please follow the link to log on to an online portal and enter all of your close contacts. 

Find out more about how contact tracing works here.

*All information that you provide to the Health District is confidential. This means that your personal and medical information will be kept privateThe Health District will never ask for your Social Security Number, citizenship, credit card, or bank information. 

* The Health District will not share your name with those you came in contact with. The Health District will only notify people you were in close contact with that they might have been exposed to COVID-19. 

COVID Trace is a free, easy to use mobile phone app that allows people who have COVID-19 to notify others that they may have been exposed—even if the person who has COVID-19 does not know the other person.

It is anonymous, and your privacy is protected.

For the app to work, you must enroll before you test positive for COVID-19. If you have already enrolled in the app when you test positive for COVID-19, a Contact Tracer will provide a verification code when they call you. You can use the code to anonymously alert other COVID Trace app users you have been in close contact with that they might have been exposed to COVID-19.  

Find more information about COVID Trace at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/covidtrace/index.html.

I received an email or text message telling me I have an important notification from the Health District. 

The Health District tries to notify everyone who has tested positive for certain conditions, including COVID-19, through an automated email and text messaging system. To protect your privacy, the Health District does not share personal health information over email or text message without your permission. Instead, you will be provided with a link to log on to an online portal where you can view your notification.  

Beware of fraudulent messages. Valid Health District emails are from do-not-reply@snhd.org and text messages are from 1–844–990–0029. The Health District will never ask for your Social Security Number, citizenship, credit card, or bank information. 

If you received a message from us, please follow the link to view the notification and fill out the survey. The information you provide helps the Health District protect the health and well-being of the community. All information is kept confidential. 

I did NOT receive an email or text message telling me I have an important notification from the Health District.

Sometimes the Health District does not have an accurate email address or cell phone number for people who test positive for certain conditions, including COVID-19. In this case, our automated message cannot be delivered. 

If you have tested positive or if you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are still required to self-isolate—even if you did not receive a notification from us. Please use the information on this page to find out when you can end self-isolation and what else is required from you.