Jessica Ferreira, MLS (ascp), MPH
Acting Epidemiologist Communicable Disease Case Investigator
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I Tested Positive for COVID-19, Now What?

Consider donating plasma after you fully recovered with the Red Cross or Hackensack Meridian

If you test positive for COVID-19 it is most likely that you will have a mild case and can manage your symptoms at home. Monitor and record your symptoms every day. If possible, take your temperature twice a day.  Drink lots of fluids (avoid caffeine and alcohol), increase your intake of Vitamin C and Zinc, and take fever reducing medications when needed. 

Most importantly, isolate yourself at home away from family or other household members. If you must use shared areas like the bathroom, wear a mask, and sanitize any areas you touched. Prepare your home so that you have an identified isolation room for anyone who is sick. If possible, activities such as sleep, eating and reading should be in that room.

For more information visit:

NJ Residents with a Positive COVID-19 Test: Instructions & Next Steps 

What Should I Do If I Tested Positive for COVID-19? 


Steps If You Are Sick

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