How is COVID-19 treated?

Treatment currently focuses on managing symptoms and protecting your family and community through self-isolate. Not all patients with COVID-19 will require medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without any specific treatment. For severe cases, hospitalization may be required. Your healthcare provider can help you determine whether monitoring your condition from home or a hospital is most appropriate for you. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis and will likely be based on several factors including your medical history and current symptoms. If you and your healthcare provider determine that you will monitor your condition from home, ask if they recommend over-the-counter medications, and be sure to rest, hydrate, and eat a balanced diet as best you can. At this time, there is no vaccine or antiviral drugs approved by the FDA to prevent or treat patients with COVID-19.