Protect yourself and others
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19 (ages 5 and older).
- Get an mRNA booster (Pfizer or Moderna, based on guidelines) when you are eligible (ages 12 and older).
- Practice COVID-19 Safety
- Wear a mask properly.
- Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
- Avoid gathering indoors with people outside your household.
- Practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet apart from people outside your household.
- Quarantine and isolate according to guidelines if you have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid close contact with people in your home who are sick.
- Do not go to the emergency room for a COVID test. Find test availability at the State of Delaware website, the State of Maryland website, the State of Pennsylvania website, or the State of New Jersey website.
- Do not go to the emergency room unless you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Stay home if you're sick
- If you’re sick, assume it’s COVID-19, and stay home except to get a COVID-19 test. Do not go to the emergency room for a COVID test. Find test availability here.
- Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.
- You are severely dizzy or lightheaded.
- You are confused or can’t think clearly.
- Your face and lips have a blue color.
- You pass out (lose consciousness) or are very hard to wake up.
- If you have COVID-19, isolate yourself to avoid spreading the virus to others. Monitor and treat your symptoms at home and only contact your health care provider if your condition worsens. Click here for tips on caring for yourself at home.
Keep up with your follow-up care. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and feeling better. Your health care provider will discuss follow-up care options with you. ChristianaCare offers virtual visits and symptom monitoring through a secure text message system for patients with COVID-19.
Call 911 if you think you may need emergency care.
ChristianaCare offers monoclonal antibody treatment and two antiviral medications to help those at highest risk of complications from COVID-19.
Click here to learn more about the monoclonal antibody treatment.
Click here to learn more about oral antiviral medications.
Recovering from COVID-19
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Your health care provider will discuss follow-up care options to re-establish an exercise routine, advise on healthy eating habits, and give you guidance on managing your health based on your personal health history and family history.
If you do not have a primary care provider, contact one of ChristianaCare’s offices in your neighborhood. Virtual visits are available at some locations.
It is possible to become re-infected with COVID-19, so it’s important to: