What to do if you're sick

Isolation & Quarantine Updates: On Monday, December 27, 2021, the CDC updated recommended isolation and quarantine guidance.We are currently working on updating our website to reflect these new recommendations. Please reference this CDC announcement for current isolation and quarantine guidance.

If you have not been diagnosed with or tested for COVID-19 but are having symptoms, contact your healthcare provider and ask them for a test.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recommends that people with symptoms of acute respiratory illness be tested for COVID-19 whenever local resources allow. There may be some circumstances where your doctor recommends that you isolate at home without testing. Most people have mild symptoms with no fever and are able to recover at home without medical care. 


COVID-19 symptoms may include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • chills
  • repeated shaking with chills
  • body or muscle aches
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell



Get medical attention immediately if you experience any of these warning signs*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse (wake) a person
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. If you need emergency medical attention, call 911 and tell them you are having COVID-19-like symptoms.


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