How To Self Treat COVID-19 From Your Truck

Top tips from the CDC and a trucker who contracted COVID-19.

Trucker with Coronavirus quarantined in his cab.
*Disclaimer: we are not medical professionals. Please consult your doctor immediately if you believe you have COVID-19.*

It’s a crazy time. While the rest of the world has shut down because of COVID-19, truckers are still working are hard to make sure our shelves are stocked. 

Like the other essential workers such as doctors, nurses, and law enforcement, truckers run a great risk for contracting COVID-19.

So, what do you do if you contract the Coronavirus while on the road?

Here are the top tips from the CDC and a trucker who actually got COVID-19 while on the road.

How the CDC recommends quarantining

If you have mild to moderate symptoms, you should be able to stay in your truck while you recover. However, if you develop any of the following symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention: 

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Check out this infographic for more tips for quarantining.

Infographic tips for treating coronavirus as a trucker on the road.

Handling COVID-19 from your truck

In an article from Overdrive, author Gary Buchs relates the story of a driver named Jim who contracted COVID-19 while on the road.

Jim was forced to park and self-quarantine for over two weeks, 200 miles from home. 

Fortunately, Jim recovered without requiring hospitalization. His biggest tips for quarantining in your truck can be found here.

CDC resources for handling COVID-19

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