If You Feel Sick

Caring for a loved one with COVID-19?

Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estoy enfermado. ¿Qué tengo que hacer?

I’m Sick. What Should I Do?

Check the New Jersey COVID-19 Symptom Checker.

Follow these steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

Self Isolate

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Avoid sharing personal household items (dishes, utensils, towels, etc.)

Mask and Call Ahead

  • Call ahead before visiting a health care provider
  • Wear a face mask around others (sharing a room or vehicle)
  • This will protect others from getting infected

Monitor for Symptoms

  • If your illness worsens, seek medical care, but call ahead first
  • Tell the health care provider about your symptoms

Cover and Clean

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Clean “high touch” surfaces daily

For More Information

Call the COVID-19 call center at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell-phone.