• social information if applicable

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, follow the steps below.

Step 1

Get tested. Use the links below to find a testing location.

Step 2

If you are sick, below are some ways to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.


Stay Home Except to Get Medical Care

  • Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate Yourself From Others

As much as possible, stay away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a mask.

Tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect everyone.


Monitor Your Symptoms

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and others.
  • Follow care instructions from your local health department or healthcare provider.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency department: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

Emory Healthcare is your partner in care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're committed to keeping you informed, and your safety is our top priority.

For additional COVID-19 information, use the links on this page to learn more.


COVID-19 Admissions, Discharges, and Deaths

Below is a trend of our total COVID-19 related admissions, discharges, and deaths.

From February 17, 2020, to April 3, 2022, our care teams have:

  • Admitted 22,454 patients
  • Discharged 20,964 patients
  • Unfortunately, had 1,472 patients succumb to COVID-19
  • Achieved a 93% overall survival rate—among the highest seen in globally published data

COVID-19 Admissions, Discharges, & Deaths

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