Providers can fax case report and labs to Austin Public Health at 512-972-5772. CDC information on COVID-19 for healthcare workers can be found below.

Clinical Care Guidance

The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 present at illness onset vary, but over the course of the disease many people with COVID-19 will experience the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides treatment and management recommendations for COVID-19 patients. Their treatment guidelines are updated regularly based on new data.

For more information on clinical care and managing COVID-19 patients, visit the CDC website.

Ending Home Isolation

Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and
  • At least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms have improved.

Persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA

For hospitalized patients, see Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance).

For more information on ending home isolation for people with COVID-19, visit the CDC website.

Additional Resources