Positive COVID-19 Test

If you tested positive for COVID-19, follow these next steps:

  1. Isolate yourself. Stay home and away from others.
  2. Follow guidance provided in this letter from the Winnebago County Health Department and this flyer from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (Download Next Steps Flyer in English, Hindi, Hmong, Somai and Spanish)
  3. Notify your close contacts and advise them to begin quarantine. By doing this, you stop the spread of this virus and keep the people you care about safe. If you test positive and are unsure who your close contacts are, you can use this information to help you decide whom you should contact. Click here to learn how to notify your contacts. (Download in English, Hmong and Spanish)

  4. Read and share this flyer with your close contact so they know what their next steps are and how to self-quarantine. (Download in English, Chinese Mandarin, Hindi, Hmong, Somali and Spanish)
  5. Read through the additional resources below and from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and CDC.


How long do I have to stay in isolation?


What to expect when a contact tracer calls:


Additional Resources:

  • If you need documentation for work/school/travel regarding isolation and quarantine dates visit this page.
  • Reminder: Someone who is sick with COVID-19 can spread it to others from two days before they show any symptoms until about one day after they recover. Not everyone with COVID-19 will get sick. Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but never had symptoms, may still be able to spread it to others. 
    • Once you test positive, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) does not recommend additional testing for at least 3 months from when your first symptoms developed. If you have new onset of symptoms before 3 months or are immunocompromised, talk to your doctor about additional testing.
    • What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
      Click here to find out.