If You Have COVID-19 / Tested Positive for COVID-19

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK OR TEST POSITIVE


If you test positive, please isolate and inform your healthcare provider, as well as any close contacts.  You can report your results by using the CA Rapid Antigen Testing Program.  You can also report your results by phone at 650-275-5419.  Please use this reporting tool for reporting home tests only.

A negative self-test result means that the test did not detect the virus and you may not have an infection, but it does not rule out infection. Repeating the test within a few days, with at least 24 hours between tests, will increase the confidence that you are not infected.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are looking for information and guidance please review our Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-1available in English and in Spanish

  • Stay home except to seek medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people - try to use a separate room and bathroom from others within the household
  • Wear a mask if you have to interact with others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean high-touch surfaces daily

AT-HOME POSITIVE TEST RESULTS - HOW TO REPORT 

COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Self-tests can be taken at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.  You can use self-tests, regardless of vaccination status, or whether or not you have symptoms.

Follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions for performing the test.


Test Reporting

AT-HOME TESTING KITS

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four (4) free at-home test kits. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days and can be requested by visiting COVIDtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233 or 1-888-720-7489.

Additional testing options may be available at local pharmacies such as Rite Aid.

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result from a home test kit OR have questions about isolation, please call our team at 1-209-259-1332.

For more information please visit the CDC "What to do if you are sick" page.