COVID-19 is continually evolving and it isn’t always easy to keep up. You may have recently been tested for COVID-19, or maybe you were just notified that you are a close contact to a positive case, or you could have just found out you tested positive. Now what should you do? Below are some easy steps to follow.
I have tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?
Follow this guidance from the CDC: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/2020_MDHHS_COVID_Tracing_IsolationGraphic_3.2_709657_7.pdf
I have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 (I am a close contact). Now what?
I was in contact with someone that was told they were a close contact to someone with COVID-19. Now what?
Someone who is a contact to a close contact of COVID-19 does not have any specific restrictions. They do not need to quarantine.
If the person that has been identified as a close contact develops symptoms of COVID-19, or they test positive for COVID-19, it is possible further action may be needed. This would only be if they were found to have had exposure to that person while they were contagious. See “I have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 (I am a close contact)” for more information.
Why should I tell my contacts they were exposed to COVID-19?
Follow this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/tell-your-contacts.html
How do I prevent or reduce the risk of COVID-19?
Follow this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html