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) as outlined in the instructions below (per NAC 441A.280). 

You must self-isolate for 5 days after your test was collected. If you do not have symptoms at that time or your symptoms are resolving, you may leave isolation but must continue to wear a mask when around others for 5 more days. If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever goes away.

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.

  • 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. 

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