If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
Some people may be at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. Those at higher risk include:
- Older adults
- People who have serious underlying medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- People who are pregnant
For details about risks, please see the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control.
Travelers to and from certain areas of the world may also be at increased risk. See wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for the latest travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).