Close COVID-19 Contact

What should I do if I am a close contact of a Covid-19 case?

A "close contact" for a COVID-19 case is defined as an individual who has been within 6 feet of a known COVID case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period during the case's infectious period (starting 48 hours prior to the date of symptom onset or the date the positive test was performed, whichever came first). This case definition applies to both indoor and outdoor exposures, with or without masks.

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 you are advised to:

  • Wear a well-fitting face mask while around other people for 10 full days, especially in indoor settings.
  • Review the CDC recommendations for testing and observation
  • Test on day 6 after exposure or day 6 after your last contact with the positive individual. 
    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.  
  • If any symptoms develop, stay home and test immediately for COVID-19.