What to do if you're sick

Wear a mask, social distance, avoid crowds, get a vaccine

Learn more from the State of New Jersey-  Virus FAQs.

If you're sick

Stay home except to get medical care- 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.

Separate yourself from other people- Stay in a separate room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If separation is not possible, 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 before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. 

Monitor your symptoms- People with COVID-19 can have a variety of symptoms which range from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. More information from the CDC.

Get tested- Mercer County provides free testing for residents and County workers. More information is here.

Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you are around others.

Cover your coughs and sneezes at all times.

Clean your hands often

Avoid sharing personal household items and clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday

More details from the CDC are here.

when to seek emergency medical attention