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 immediately call your health care provider for further instructions. Calling ahead will help your healthcare provider to prepare for your visit so that others will not be exposed or infected.
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 spouse 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-isolate.
Also see CDC guidelines for exposure in a health care setting.
Additional Clinical Resources are available:
- New York coronavirus provider website
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