Antrim County

Steps to take if you think you have COVID-19

If you think you have COVID-19, please follow these steps to take care of yourself and protect others.

  • First, call your primary care doctor.  Most people with COVID-19 have mild illnesses and are able to recover at home without medical care.  Your doctor will be able to help you if your case is mild over the phone
  • If you do need to go to your doctor, it is important to call before showing up to your doctor’s office.
  • Stay home.  Do not go out, except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home.  This protects your loved ones from getting sick too.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, dispose of tissues and wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Monitor symptoms.  If symptoms become serious, call your doctor for further care.

**NOTE: If you are having Trouble Breathing; Persistent Pain or Pressure in the Chest; New Confusion or Inability to Arouse; Bluish Lips or Face – call 911.  

When you call 911, make sure to notify the dispatcher that you think you might have COVID-19.  If possible, wear a facemask before medical personnel arrive.


As your symptoms improve, please keep in mind:

  • Continue home isolation until you have no fever for at least 72 hours (three days) without the use of medicine to reduce fevers; AND at least seven days have passed since your first symptoms appeared.
  • The decision to stop home isolation should be made in consultation with your doctor.
This page last updated on 3/27/2020.