If You Are Sick

  • If you’re feeling mildly ill, stay home and monitor your symptoms. 
  • Call your primary healthcare provider. If you do not have a primary healthcare provider, call the NYS Department of Health Hotline at 1-888-364-3065. 
  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • Wash hands regularly and disinfect high-touch surfaces.  
  • Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, TV remotes, food and drinks.

If you develop emergency warning signs, seek medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs may include: difficulty breathing, new confusion or inability to arouse, persistent chest pain or pressure, or bluish lips or face. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.