For the general public, here are some guidelines to follow to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe in the current pandemic:

If you have received a positive COVID diagnosis (regardless of vaccination status):

  • Stay at home and isolate
  • Wear a mask around others
  • Get medical care if needed
  • If you are testing to end isolation, remember you must isolate for 5 days, feel improved symptoms/no fever, and a negative test (antigen test preferred) on day 5 or later
  • If you are not testing to end isolation, then you must isolate for 10 days and have improved symptoms/no fever before ending isolation

If you have been exposed to COVID and are vaccinated:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days (medical-grade mask preferred)
  • Monitor for symptoms
  • Test if/ when symptoms develop and test on day 5 after exposure
  • If test is positive, follow isolation guidance above

If you are exposed to COVID and are unvaccinated or not boosted:

  • Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 days after your last contact with person with COVID
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days

Overall, it is important to remember that if you are exposed to COVID or test positive for COVID, then wear a mask around others for 10 days after exposure or diagnosis, regardless of your vaccination status. Also, symptoms of COVID may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure.
Symptoms may include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.


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