Starting March 12, 2022: Masks will no longer be required in most settings in Oregon. Find out what this means for you.

Testing

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive, stay home and away from others, including the people you live with.

If you feel sick:

  • isolate for five days from when you started feeling symptoms AND make sure your fever is gone for 24 hours, without the help of medicine, and your symptoms are improving before being around others.

If you do not have any symptoms:

  • isolate for five days from the day you were tested.

Rest and take care of yourself. Let your clinic or health care provider know if your symptoms get worse.

After five days, you can be around others again if you’re feeling better, but you must still take precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others. You should always wear a mask for an additional five days whenever you’re around other people. Avoid contact with individuals at high-risk for complications from COVID-19 during this period.

Helpline and resources

The Oregon Health Authority has created a helpline for those who have been exposed to, or tested positive for, COVID-19, which is available in multiple languages.

Do you need help, support or have questions about how to isolate?

Do you need food?

If you have questions like these, trained professionals may be able to help.

Call 866-917-8881 for:

  • More health information

  • Questions about isolation or quarantine

  • Questions about telling your contacts they may have been exposed to COVID-19

  • Questions or concerns about your ability to isolate

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can also call 211 for general COVID-19 questions, how to find testing or vaccines, or help with other resources.

Visit the Oregon Health Authority’s “Did you test positive for COVID-19?” webpage for more information.