I’m sick but can’t get tested OR I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?

Early on in the COVID-19 emergency, there were not enough tests to test everyone who wanted one, and those with the most severe symptoms were prioritized. The number of tests and supplies have increased, and testing is becoming more widely available every day. If you or your healthcare provider think you should be tested, click here to find a testing site. Different testing sites have different criteria for eligibility, so read carefully before showing up.

Everyone with symptoms, whether they have or have not been tested, needs to follow the same precautions - stay home when sick, avoid contact with other people and practice social distancing, cover your cough/sneeze, monitor your symptoms and stay in contact with your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen – to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. If you are sick with severe symptoms, call ahead and get medical care immediately. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions should contact their provider for medical concerns.

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1. What stage of recovery are we in now?
2. What if people from an area that has not reopened come to Frederick County?
3. How do I get tested for COVID-19?
4. Does Frederick County have any cases of COVID-19?
5. There aren’t many cases of COVID-19 in my zipcode. Does this mean I can’t get infected?
6. Do I need to wear a mask? Where do I get a mask?
7. Should my child wear a face covering? What if my child is scared? What about children with special health care needs?
8. How important is it for me to get my child’s vaccinations now? Can it wait?
9. What if I don’t have a primary healthcare provider?
10. I’m sick but can’t get tested OR I tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do now?
11. Should I get an antibody test? If it is positive, does it mean I am immune to COVID-19?
12. When should I get tested?
13. I haven’t gotten my test results yet. When will I get them?
14. Doesn’t the public need to know where a person with COVID-19 has been?
15. How can I get information about cases in nursing homes?
16. Can people with no symptoms have COVID-19?
17. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild. Why is this more serious than the flu?
18. I’ve lost my job. Where can I get help?
19. What resources exist for business owners?
20. How do I report a violation of the Governor’s or County Executive's orders?
21. How Can I Help?
22. Can pets get COVID-19? Can I take my pet to the vet?