11 things to know now that COVID-19 isnt an emergency anymore

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You should still get all the doses of COVID-19 vaccine available to you now and in the future

You will still be able to get rapid tests, but after May 11 they will cost money for most people

If you need a PCR test to tell if you have COVID-19, due to symptoms or after an exposure, your insurance may require you to pay part of the cost

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive, you should still isolate yourself from other people, rest, and contact a health care provider right away to find out if it is recommended that you take a prescription medicine to treat it

You or your children should still wear a mask in public, or to school or work, when you’re recovering from COVID-19, or if you live with someone who has it right now

If you’ve been tracking local COVID-19 activity using the colorful maps provided by the CDC, they won’t be available anymore

You or your child can still see your health care providers via video or phone if they offer this option for the type of care you’re getting

If you or your children take prescription medications that fall into the category of controlled substances (such as opioid painkillers, sedatives, some ADHD medicines, and treatments for opioid addiction), you can keep getting care from your prescriber via telehealth for now, if they allow it

If you are eligible for hospital-level care at home for any condition under the program that started because of COVID-19, you can still receive it if your care team recommends it

If you have Medicaid or the Healthy Michigan Plan coverage, or your child has CHIP coverage, watch your mail, text messages or email for a very important message from your state

The spread of airborne viruses and allergens can be reduced by improving ventilation and air purification in places such as your children’s school or daycare, your home, your work location, or your place of worship

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