You have been exposed to COVID-19 if:
- You were closer than six feet for more than 15 minutes of someone who tests positive for COVID, starting from 2 days before they felt sick until now.
- You were closer than six feet for more than 15 minutes of someone who tests positive for COVID, starting from 2 days before they tested positive if they don’t feel sick until now.
- Someone in your household has COVID, even if they don’t feel sick.
- You can still have COVID-19 if you do not have symptoms.
- You can still infect others with COVID-19 if you do not have symptoms.
Keep in mind
We continue to reach out to all COVID-19 cases and their contacts, yet at times we may need to focus on contacting those that are at greatest risk. We need your help to keep our community safe.
If this is a medical emergency call 911.
1. Stay home
Beginning with the last day your were exposed, stay home for 14 days. Do not go to work, school, or childcare. Avoid ALL public places for 14 days.
To request a letter of excuse for school, work, childcare or sports activity use the online form.
2. Self Monitor
- shortness of breath
- any new symptoms
3. Get tested
- If you show symptoms, get tested immediately.
- If you do not show symptoms, get tested five days or more after exposure.
If your test is negative
And you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19:
If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 (an exposure), you need to stay home and away from others (quarantine).
- COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick, and some people with COVID-19 never feel sick, so you need to separate yourself from others so you don’t spread the virus without knowing it.
- The safest option is to stay home and away from others for 14 days. In certain situations, you may end your quarantine after 10 days, or after seven days with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (not antibody/blood or antigen). You cannot end your quarantine before seven days for any reason.
And you have symptoms:
Talk to your doctor and follow their advice. If there is not another diagnosis, you should still stay away from work, school, and other public places until you’re feeling better and have no fever. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to other illnesses, like flu, and the risk of spreading these illnesses to others in your community can be high.
And you do not have symptoms:
Continue to protect yourself by using social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and by wearing a mask when you’re out in public. Get tested again if you develop symptoms or have contact with someone with COVID-19.
4. For more information
COVID-19 Community Hotline
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.