COVID-19 Exposure Information:
About Being Exposed:
If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and the factors that make risk of spread higher or lower.
After Being Exposed:
Take Precautions Immediately. Wear a well fitting mask as soon as you find out you were exposed and start precautions immediately. Continue precautions for 10 full days. Note: Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19; Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.
- Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95 or KN95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public. Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask, including travel and public transportation settings.
- Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
- Utilize to-go dining during the ten days following exposure and avoid eating with others, especially when indoors.
- Monitor yourself daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
- If symptoms develop, get tested and follow-up with your medical provider or Health Services.
- Be aware that you could possibly spread the infection to others, even if they do not feel ill.
Get Tested Day 6 (test even if you don't develop symptoms)
- If you test negative, continue taking precautions (including mask wearing) through day 10. You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed.
- If you test positive, isolate immediately