I think I have COVID-19.  What do I do?

 

Isolation Decision Process Community Cases

Isolation Decision Process High Risk Settings

 

Endemic Infographic

 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, use the self-assessment tool for a recommendation on what to do next.

 

If you still have questions about isolation or testing you can call:

  • Provincial Testing & Isolation Information Line 1888-777-0730

 

If you have questions about your symptoms you can call:

  • Your healthcare provider
  • Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
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**If you are very ill, having difficulty breathing or need medical help right away, go to the nearest emergency department or call 9-1-1.** Do not call 911, unless it is an emergency.

 

RAT (Rapid Antigen) Testing

You do not need to report your results to public health.

For information on Rapid Antigen Testing visit: Rapid testing for at-home use | Ontario.ca

 

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Testing

Results for PCR testing are available through the COVID-19 Test Results – Ontario Health | Home (ehealthontario.ca). You will need a photo health card and personal details to log in.

If you cannot access test results through the provincial portal, please contact the testing location, or your healthcare provider for assistance.

 

What if someone in my house has symptoms or has tested positive?

You do not need to isolate if you:

  • Have previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
  • Are 18 years or older AND have your booster
  • Are under 18 years old and fully vaccinated

You DO need to isolate if you have symptoms

 

Who is considered a non-household close contact?

You are considered a close contact if:

  • You were less than two meters (six feet) away
  • For at least 15 minutes
  • Without a mask
  • Within the 48 hours before their symptoms began or positive test result (whichever came first)

 

What if I have completed isolation, but I still have symptoms?

If you still have a cough, shortness of breath, decrease/loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headache, extreme fatigue, runny nose/nasal congestion, muscle aches/joint pain:

  • Continue to isolate until your symptoms have been improving for 24 hours

If you still have nausea, vomiting or diarrhea:

  • Continue to isolate until your symptoms have been improving for 48 hours

If you still have a fever:

  • Continue to isolate until you no longer have a fever
 

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