Mississippi State Department of Health

What to Do If You Are Diagnosed with or Exposed to COVID-19


To avoid transmitting COVID-19 to others, stay at home if you have COVID-19 or if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

It is important that you protect yourself and others from infection, especially those persons at high risk. Based upon the risk to others, the Mississippi State Department of Health recommends the following:


Notify Your Employer

While You Are at Home

More about isolation from the CDC

If You Have Been Exposed to Someone Who Has COVID-19

Any exposed individual who develops symptoms should get tested and immediately isolate at home, regardless of vaccination status.

If you think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please follow the protective guidance from the CDC: Wear a mask around others, get tested at least 5 days after your exposure, and watch for symptoms.

Additional considerations:

Links referenced
guidance if you are sick or caring for someone    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/
Handout: Guidance for individuals with COVID-19 infection    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,9915,420,pdf/HCP_C19_self_isolate.pdf
More about isolation from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
Full steps to take if you have been exposed    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.html

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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