CDC Guidelines for Individuals Exposed to a COVID-19 Positive Person

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I have been exposed to or have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

Do you live with the person?

  1. Update your Stockton daily health pledge by selecting “I do not agree” and choosing the appropriate box regarding your circumstances.
  2. Begin quarantine. Provide the Office of Human Resources with either:
    1. a copy of your co-habitant’s positive COVID test result, or
    2. a note from your healthcare provider directing your quarantine, along with your quarantine timeline start date (based on initial exposure to the infected co-habitant).  
  3. Your co-habitant who tested COVID-positive should complete their isolation period (see box below).
  4. Once your co-habitant’s isolation period ends, continue your quarantine  by initiating a new quarantine timeline under the guidelines of Option #1 (preferred) or Option #2.

Option #1 (preferred)

  1. Complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.
  2. Quarantine for 7 days after last known exposure to infected person.
  3. On/after Day 5, you can take a COVID Test*.
    • If test is negative: quarantine for 2 more days, then your quarantine can end. (If your test does not come back in time, finish out your 10-day quarantine.)
    • If test is positive: begin Day 1 of your isolation period (see below).

*COVID Test

  • PCR or rapid antigen test can be used.
  • Test must be given on/after Day 5 (48 hours before 7-day quarantine is set to end).
  • Even with a negative test on Day 5, you must complete 7 days of quarantine.
  • If your test results are not back by the end of Day 7, finish out your 10-day quarantine.

Option #2

  1. Complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.
  2. Quarantine for 10 days after last known exposure to infected person.
  3. If you experience no symptoms, your quarantine can end after 10 days.
  4. If you experience symptoms, please complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.

Option #1 (preferred)

  1. Complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.
  2. Quarantine for 7 days after last known exposure to infected person.
  3. On/after Day 5, you can take a COVID Test*.
    • If test is negative: quarantine for 2 more days, then your quarantine can end. (If your test does not come back in time, finish out your 10-day quarantine.)
    • If test is positive: begin Day 1 of your isolation period (see below).

*COVID Test

  • PCR or rapid antigen test can be used.
  • Test must be given on/after Day 5 (48 hours before 7-day quarantine is set to end).
  • Even with a negative test on Day 5, you must complete 7 days of quarantine.
  • If your test results are not back by the end of Day 7, finish out your 10-day quarantine.

Option #2

  1. Complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.
  2. Quarantine for 10 days after last known exposure to infected person.
  3. If you experience no symptoms, your quarantine can end after 10 days.
  4. If you experience symptoms, please complete the Stockton COVID-19 Reporting.

Definitions

Exposure/close contact: being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes (continuous or intermittent) over a 24-hour period (regardless of PPE) of a person who tests positive for COVID-19 while they were infectious (2 days before onset of symptoms to 10 days after).

Isolation: when someone who is infected with COVID-19 is separated from non-sick people.

Isolation period: usually defined as

  • 10 days from the time symptoms began, or, if asymptomatic, 10 days from the date of the positive test, and
  • Fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and
  • Improvement of any other symptoms

Quarantine: when someone who has been exposed or possibly exposed to COVID-19 is separated from non-sick people. Quarantine is recommended for anyone who has been exposed to or had close contact with COVID-19, regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms.


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