There are guidelines for both exposure in a health care setting and outside of a health care setting.
If you have a legitimate reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 either directly (i.e., you have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19) or secondarily (e.g., your co-habiting partner had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19), you should initiate the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine, contact your health care provider and state health department for further guidance.
You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days and may not permitted to come into the care center or office. Please refer to the CDC’s updated guidelines.
If you believe you have had a tertiary exposure to COVID-19 (e.g., your co-habiting family member had direct contact with someone who, in turn, had direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19), and you are not exhibiting symptoms of the illness, you are not required to self-quarantine unless you develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath.
Also see CDC guidelines for exposure in a health care setting.
Additional Clinical Resources are available:
- CDC: Information for Healthcare Professionals
- State Department of Health
Please visit this link for additional information:
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19