Diary of a Covid-19 Infected Doctor

I am an ER physician and I have COVID-19.

I have spoken with occupational health and the department of public health. I likely did not put anybody else at risk of contracting Coronavirus and probably didn’t get it at work. I have notified all close contacts. My symptoms are mild (headaches, muscle soreness, slight cough, low grade temperature) and all of them improve with Tylenol, Motrin and some Gatorade. I have plenty of toilet paper at home (I also have food, water, medications). My dad is calling me every 6 hours to check in. My brother and sister-in-law live ten blocks away and they are checking in on me. I am doing OK. Stay vigilant with hand washing and social distancing.

Love yourselves, believe in humility, civility and humanity.