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:
- Drenching sweats
- New cough
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
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 walk-in clinics, 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