COVID-19 Recommendations

COVID-19 Recommendations

While the COVID emergency is over, COVID is still in our communities. COVID is a contagious respiratory illness that you can spread to others, particularly the very young, older adults, and those with impaired immune systems.

To minimize risk, practice good hand hygiene, improve ventilation, such as opening windows, and stay up to date with recommended vaccines for your age group.

COVID Symptoms

Sometimes COVID symptoms are similar to the flu or a cold. Common symptoms are listed on the CDC's COVID symptoms PDF.

If You Have Been Exposed to Someone Who is Positive for COVID

  1. You can continue to go to work and school if you have no symptoms, but you will need to wear a mask for the next 10 days.
  2. Test at day 5, or sooner if you develop symptoms
    1. If your COVID test is negative, complete another 5 days of masking for a total of 10 days. Re-test if you develop any symptoms during that time.
    2. If your COVID test is positive, stay home and isolate for 5 days. Contact your primary care provider about possible treatments.

Source: CDC's "What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19" Guidelines Webpage

If You Are COVID Positive

  1. Stay home and isolate for 5 days and avoid close contact with others. Contact your primary care provider about possible treatments.
  2. On day 6, you can return to work and school as long as your symptoms are improving. Wear a mask whenever in public for an additional 5 days.

Source: CDC's "If You Are Sick" Guidelines Webpage

How Long Should Self Isolation Be?

Below is the CDC's calculator on how long the self-isolation period should be.