To reduce the spread of all respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, anyone who feels sick should stay home and complete the self-assessment tool to learn more about what to do next. Find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 treatment, continue to follow public health measures and stay up-to-date with your vaccinations including a COVID-19 booster for the best protection.
Treatment is now available for high-risk individuals to lower the risk of serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection. It is important to know if you are eligible for treatment. To be most effective, these medications need to be taken within five to seven days of your symptoms starting.
If you start to have COVID-19 symptoms (even if mild) or have tested positive, talk to your health care provider as soon as possible. Do not wait for your symptoms to get worse. If your symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, call 911.
You must have a positive COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen test) to receive treatment. If you are eligible for treatment and initially have a negative rapid antigen test or if you don’t have a rapid antigen test, seek PCR testing and assessment immediately.
It is important to know that these medications are not used to prevent COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be the most effective way to protect against COVID-19 infection.
Use this screening tool to see if you are eligible
If you are eligible for treatment, get tested.