Guidance for COVID-Positive Patients
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, it is important that you follow direction from the CDC and your local Department of Health about staying home and monitoring your symptoms. Click here for information from the CDC about what to do after you have tested positive.
When monitoring your symptoms, you may have questions about what is normal and when you should be concerned. If you experience any of the following, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately:
- Are struggling to breathe.
- Have unrelieved shortness of breath while sitting still
- If oxygen level continues to be lower than above values after discussion with your provider OR after your provider has adjusted your baseline home oxygen level
- Have chest pain.
- Have a temperature of 102.5F or higher with medication.
- Have confusion or can’t think clearly.
- Have pain, redness, or swelling in your legs, ankles, feet or arms.
- If diabetic, you blood sugar readings are remaining over 240
Click here for information about other symptoms you may experience and when you should call your doctor.
COVID-19 can be especially dangerous for people with diabetes. Click here for information about what to do if you have diabetes and become sick with COVID-19 or another illness.