Tested Positive for COVID-19? Get Treatment Right Away!

At NYC Health + Hospitals, keeping you and your loved ones healthy during the holidays is our priority.

Please remember:

  • If you feel sick, stay at home from work
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • If visiting crowded indoor spaces, consider wearing a face mask

And, if you or a family member develops signs or symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to get tested right away. Early action is important as treatment for those at highest risk for severe disease works best when you get it soon after you get sick.

If your test is positive, our doctors can determine if you are eligible for anti-viral medications taken by mouth.

These pills are widely available throughout NYC and can even be delivered to your home without cost. However, you must start these medications within 5 days of symptom onset.

Please remember that if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and get a negative test result on a home (rapid) test, you should repeat the test within 48 hours. Many people may test negative initially using the at-home tests.

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