If You Think You’ve Been Exposed To COVID-19

What To Do If You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Exposure to COVID-19 does not result in immediate symptoms. However, if you think it is possible you have been exposed to the virus within the last two weeks, here is what you should do:

  • Remain calm.
  • BEFORE you go to your doctor, isolate yourself.
  • CALL YOUR DOCTOR FIRST to discuss your symptoms. If you need to go in, they will be prepared for you.
  • If you don’t have a doctor, please call one of these numbers to be referred to a physician 
  • If you prefer, a minor med or urgent care center could possibly have more timely openings. Please call ahead so they will be prepared for you.
  • If your symptoms are considered mild, staying at home is the safest option.
  • If your symptoms are severe, call 911; or, call your nearest emergency room first, then go there.

What to expect after your COVID-19 test

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting your results, here’s what you need to know.
Tested Patient - English (PDF 72 KB) | Tested Patient - Spanish (PDF 82 KB)

Coronavirus Symptoms

  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills (rigors)
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New onset fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

Symptoms usually start 2-9 days after exposure. If you experience any of these symptoms, please isolate yourself and get tested.

Coronavirus Resources

For more information on COVID-19 and Baptist's response, please visit our Coronavirus Resource Center.