COVID-19 EXPOSURE GUIDANCE FOR QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION
If you are COVID POSITIVE:
Need to quarantine at home and try to isolate from family members UNTIL
10 days from onset of symptoms AND
3 days fever free (with no anti-fever medications) AND
Symptoms improving (ideally no symptoms)
Everyone in the family is then considered “EXPOSED TO COVID POSITIVE” and must start their quarantine for 14 days from the last day they had full contact with the positive family member (meaning more than 15 minutes within 6 feet distance). See below
If you were exposed to someone that has tested COVID POSITIVE (with no protection-mask/eyewear) = HIGH RISK
You should quarantine at home for 14 days. And wear a mask at home to protect family.
Closely monitor for symptoms and check daily temperatures.
You should be tested if you develop symptoms or fever.
If you want a test with no symptoms, it is best to wait 5-8 days after exposure to limit a false negative.
A NEGATIVE TEST DOES NOT SHORTEN YOUR QUARANTINE. You must still stay home for 14 days.
If you were exposed to someone that has tested COVID POSITIVE with full protection (eye gear, mask, and limited contact (<15 minutes)) = LOWER RISK ( ex. a doctor performing a test)
You should continue to closely monitor for symptoms and continue to wear protective equipment and a mask
If you develop symptoms, you should be tested and start quarantine.
If you were exposed to someone that was “possibly” exposed to COVID and is awaiting testing:
You need to ASSUME you were exposed to someone positive and quarantine at home pending those results until you know that person tested negative.
If negative, you can return to practice social distancing and wearing masks as recommended to the general public. If positive, see above.
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