What is Self-Isolation

Self-isolation is for people who are already sick or have tested positive for COVID-19. Everyone who lives in your house should stay at home if someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19.

Self-isolation is for sick people who are not sick enough to be in the hospital. Your doctor may tell you to recover at home. Isolation keeps sick people away from healthy people to stop sickness from spreading. Even in your home, you should try to stay away from other people as much as possible. Stay at home EXCEPT to get medical care.

Not everyone will be tested for COVID-19.

The spread of COVID-19 is changing very quickly in Utah. Not everyone who gets sick needs to be tested for COVID-19. A doctor will decide if you need to be tested. A doctor may also test you for other illnesses like the flu before testing you for COVID-19. If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should CALL a doctor. You and everyone in your house should isolate at home until everyone is better. If your symptoms are an emergency, call your doctor right away. Some of the emergency warning signs are*: 

  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Pain or pressure in your chest that does not go away.
  • Feeling confused or cannot wake up easily.
  • If your lips or face look bluish.

*These are not all of the emergency symptoms. Call your doctor if you are worried.