If You've Been Tested for COVID-19

Test results for COVID-19 usually come back in about 24 hours. Until you hear back from your provider, however, you should continue to practice the good hygiene and social distancing practices recommended by the CDC:

  • Stay at home and limit your contact with others.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly, and often.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Keep high-touch surfaces clean and disinfected.

What to expect after your COVID-19 test

If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting your results, here’s what you need to know.
Tested Patient - English (PDF 72 KB) | Tested Patient - Spanish (PDF 82 KB)



If you test positive for COVID-19

What you need to know if you test positive for COVID-19

If you are sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help stop the spread in your home and community.

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people
  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Seek medical attention if you begin to experience trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion; the in ability to wake or stay awake; or discoloration of the skin, lips or nails.
  • If symptoms become severe, call the nearest emergency department to let them know you are coming, or call 911.

Monoclonal antibody therapy

Baptist was the first health care system in our region to offer monoclonal antibody therapy, a life-saving treatment for individuals who have tested positive within the last 10 days and are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization.

For more information on monoclonal antibody therapy, and who is eligible for it, click here.