COVID-19 treatment and prevention

Learn what to do if you have acute COVID-19 symptoms, plus discover how you can reduce your chances of getting sick.

Are there medications that treat COVID-19 outside of the hospital?

Depending on your symptoms, age and risk factors, you may be prescribed treatment to help fight COVID-19 after a positive test result.

How can I manage COVID-19 symptoms?

Getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated are key to feeling better. Over-the-counter medications may help you find relief from your COVID-19 symptoms while your immune system goes to work.

How can I prevent getting sick from COVID-19?

1. Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the most important thing you can do to avoid getting sick.

2. Mask up when you need to

Depending on your vaccination status and setting, wearing a mask may be recommended to help you avoid getting sick from COVID-19.

3. Wash your hands frequently

Proper handwashing is a powerful tool that helps stop all kinds of diseases from spreading, including COVID-19.

When washing your hands, use soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.