Total Active Cases

106

Total Cases

9799

Total COVID-19 Deaths

135

Last Updated:
7/29/21

Should I get tested for COVID-19? 

According to the CDC, you should get tested for COVID-19 if: 

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19

  • You have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19

  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional. 

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Where can I get tested? 

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I've tested positive, now what? 

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STAY HOME

Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. 

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GET REST & STAY HYDRATED

Take over the counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, if directed, to help you feel better. 

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STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Make sure to notify your primary care doctor and/or health care team about your positive test results. 

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SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS

As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home.

When can I go out in public again? 

After testing positive for COVID-19, Cape County residents are able to return to the public after 10 days. Check out this guide from the Cape Girardeau County Health Department for more guidance. 

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