COVID-19 Symptoms and Treatment

What to do if you are exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please follow these guidelines for quarantine. Note that the guidelines are different depending on your vaccination status.

If have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or tested positive using a home test, you should follow these guidelines for self-isolation.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are waiting for test results, you should also follow guidance for self-isolation.

If you need to be tested for COVID-19, click here for resources.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or higher
  • New loss of taste or sense of smell. 
  • Two or more of the following: 
      • Chills
      • Drenching sweats
      • New cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose or nasal congestion
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

If you have these symptoms:

  • Find out your risk with our online screening tool.
  • Consult with your doctor by phone or your Henry Ford MyChart account, or use one of our virtual care options.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, DO NOT go to a Henry Ford facility unannounced, including same day care, urgent care and ERs. Please call ahead.

If your symptoms worsen – high fever (102-103 degrees) and/or rapid breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face – call 911 and alert the operator of your exposure so the EMS crew can prepare for your transport and limit exposure to others from being infected.


Treatment for COVID-19

Monitor your symptoms and talk to your doctor or provider about your risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. He or she can recommend next steps or any potential treatments for high risk patients, such as the monoclonal antibody infusion or oral anti-viral medications.

 

Opportunity for COVID-19 Long Haulers

Seeking patients and caregivers for Henry Ford Health's new COVID-19 Recovery Care Service Council

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Do You Have COVID-19 Questions?

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From common questions on testing, exposure, quarantine and more, we have up-to-date information on COVID-19 and how we’re adapting to care for you.

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