Exposure FAQ


What Counts as a Close Contact?

You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period AND one or both parties was not wearing a mask
• You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
• You shared eating or drinking utensils
• They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

Steps to Take Right Away

  1. Let your work supervisor and close contacts know that you need to quarantine.
  2. If you do not meet critical worker criteria, stay home and monitor your health.
  3. Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, and other symptoms of COVID-19.
  4. If possible, stay away from others even within your own home, especially those who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.