When To Take Action
Use this guide if you have concerns about COVID-19 and are not sure what to do. You can also consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine and isolation calculator to guide the decision-making process.
If you are having a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19:
- Get tested for COVID-19 and stay home until your test results come back.
- If you test positive with an at-home antigen test, assume the result is accurate and let any recent close contacts know.
- If you test negative, avoid exposure to coronavirus and follow all state and local guidelines.
Recovering at home:
- If you test positive, are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, and do not have any medical conditions that put you at high risk, your symptoms will likely be mild and you can recover at home.
- If your symptoms are mild, stay home and isolate for five days, regardless of your vaccination status.
- The first day should be counted as the day after symptoms start or the day after your positive test results if you’re asymptomatic.
- If symptoms improve, you can stop isolating after five days. Continue to wear a mask when around other people for five more days.
If you have questions about your symptoms or possible high-risk factors, reach out to your healthcare provider.
Ways to Help
Help Keep COVID-19 At Bay
While we have made great strides in the fight against COVID-19, it is still important to remember to:
Outpatient COVID-19 Treatment Center
We offer therapies for patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who may have immunocompromising conditions. These treatments are meant to decrease the risk of developing severe disease or being hospitalized due to COVID-19. Intravenous monoclonal antibody therapies are offered for both COVID treatment and prevention. Oral antiviral medications are available as well. If you test positive for COVID-19 and your physician feels that you are eligible for one of these treatments, you will be referred to the center for treatment.
- Monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19: an IV infusion to be given within seven days of illness onset. Administered by nurses in our treatment center.
- Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 prevention: an IV infusion given to individuals with immunocompromising conditions who may not have had adequate response to the vaccine. This is indicated for patients who are NOT COVID-19 positive.
- Oral treatments for COVID-19: medications taken by mouth within five days of illness onset.
We now offer online scheduling for select services, with an order from your physician. You will receive a text/email from Stamford Health if applicable. Click here for more information.