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Support for those with COVID-19

While there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19, people with the disease should practice supportive care to help relieve their symptoms. Contact your medical provider for guidance on treatment and options available to you. Individuals without a medical provider can call 2-1-1 to be connected to a medical provider near them.

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection:

  • Monitor your symptoms carefully.
  • Get rest and stay hydrated.
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Stay home except to seek medical care.
  • If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • Stay away from other people in your household if possible; if you must be around others, wear a facial covering.


COVID-19 Nurse Help Line

If you were tested for COVID-19 at a County testing site and your test is positive, you will recieve a call from a Public Health Nurse regarding next steps, safe isolation while ill, and resources available to you.


Temporary Lodging Program

The County of San Diego has Temporary Lodging available for individuals affected by COVID-19 who do not have a place to safely quarantine or isolate. You must receive a referral from a medical professional and/or County representative to access this program.


Recovered from COVID-19?

If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients sick with the disease by donating your plasma. Plasma is the yellow, liquid part of blood that contains antibodies. Antibodies are proteins made by the body in response to infections.

The San Diego Blood Bank has locations throughout San Diego County. Donors must meet specific requirements and will be screened at the time of appointment. To see if you qualify to donate, submit an interest form online today.

For questions about plasma donations, please contact the San Diego Blood Bank at 619-400-8182.


Live Well to Prevent Illness

Live Well @ Home: Free resource to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home. Resources and activities are organized by age group and topic to help you find the right tools to match your needs.