Please, do not go to the emergency room for Covid-19 testing.
If you’ve recently tested positive for Covid-19 or feel like you may have Covid-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and help protect those around you. Do not go to the emergency room for Covid-19 testing. Please save visits to the emergency room for medical emergencies. Learn more about caring for yourself with Covid-19 by visiting the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/…/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
– Stay home, except to get tested. Most people with Covid-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.
– Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
– You do not need to call your doctor unless your symptoms are severe or are worsening. Be sure to get care or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
– If you have symptoms of Covid-19, get tested. To find a test site near you, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/symptoms-testing