TESTED POSITIVE?


The coronavirus has hit our community very hard. Many of us know someone who has been sick with this awful virus. We will be updating this website regularly for our members and the greater community often with new information about resources from the Tribes and information about how we can prevent COVID on the Fort Peck Reservation. This page is still under development, so check back often for new information, more resources, and more tools.

TESTED POSITIVE ?

 

I or someone in my house has tested positive. What do I do?

    • If you have tested positive, it is important to isolate yourself so that you do not give the virus to anyone else. This means staying home, all the time, even if you do not currently have symptoms. You should stay home, isolated, for 10 days after you were tested—or, if you have symptoms (even minor symptoms), until 10 days have passed since the symptoms started AND it has been at least 24 hours since you last had a fever (without the help of fever-reducing medicines) AND your other symptoms are improving.
    • It is difficult to isolate in our homes, but people who have tested positive:
      • Should have their own rooms that others do not go in;
      • Should have their own bathroom—and if that is not possible, the bathroom should be disinfected after each use
      • Should stay in their room. If they need to leave the room, they should wear a mask and stay away from other people in the home as much as possible.
      • Should not prepare or serve food or help to clean up afterward. If possible, they should eat in their room.
    • If the sick person needs help, the person helping should wear a mask when they are in the same room and wash their hands after any contact with the sick person. 
    • Other people living in the home should quarantine—or also stay home, but away from the positive person, and get tested.
    • The Tribe has resources to support its members who are isolating after testing positive—even if you do not have symptoms. For help with groceries, medicines, diapers, cleaning supplies, and more, please call:
    • For more information on quarantine, isolation, and when to seek medical help, see the links below:
    • When to seek care
More information about how to provide care for someone who is sick: https://caih.jhu.edu/assets/documents/COVID-19_caring_for_someone_at_home.pdf