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COVID-19: What to do if exposed to someone who tested positive

The CDC provides the follow guidelines and advice for those who have been in contact/exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

How should I self-quarantine after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

For most, self-quarantine can take place at home. If possible, contacts should be asked to voluntarily stay home, monitor themselves, and maintain social distance from others.

The timeframe for self-quarantine is 14 days following the last day of exposure to a patient with COVID-19, to ensure that the contact does not get sick themselves and spread the virus to others. Adherence to self-quarantine instructions may depend on the support provided to contacts.

Self-quarantine requires that a contact remain in a specific room separate from other non-exposed people and pets in the home, and ideally with access to a separate bathroom.

What do I do if I’ve been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

Do not leave your house or have guests over. Try to self-isolate within your home so that you don’t infect other members of your household. Monitor yourself for symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you develop any symptoms, call your healthcare provider for further instruction.

Please refer to the link below for further information on COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html