Covid NJ: What To Do After Testing Positive From Home

Source: TapInto.Net

As indicated by the rapid rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 this month, there are lots of tests being taken at home as well as in local pharmacies, emergency centers, hospitals and drug stores.

According to the online reference COVID ACT NOW, Hudson County has a rate of 86% of residents who have been vaccinated at least once, the highest in the state. Cumberland County, with 61%, has the lowest. Fewer than 0.001% of people who have received a dose experienced a severe adverse reaction.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated:
* You should stay home and isolate for at least 10 days after your symptoms first started AND 24 hours have passed since you had a fever and did not use fever reducing medications and other symptoms are greatly improved
* If you have no symptoms, stay home for 10 days after you received your positive test results

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated:
* You must stay home and isolate for at least 10 days after your symptoms first started AND 24 hours have passed since you had a fever and did not use fever reducing medications and other symptoms are greatly improved
* If you have no symptoms, stay home for 10 days after you received your positive test results

For large households:
* Persons who are sick should remain in a separate bedroom and stay away from anyone who is not sick as much as possible.
* If the sick person cannot be isolated in a separate room, consider having them isolate in an alternate location that has a separate bedroom and bathroom for them to rest and recover.
* If a family member(s) has underlying health conditions, consider having them quarantine at a nearby alternate site away from the sick individual.
* If the sick person needs to leave the bedroom to use the bathroom or kitchen, they should wear a mask.
* All persons living in the home should practice good hand hygiene (Wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol).
* Cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly is important especially in the bathroom as well as doorknobs and stair rails

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