Yes, we are still talking about COVID-19 protocols and how best to keep the most of us healthy. Vaccines work, so we encourage everyone to get the vaccine and the booster if applicable. Just last week the CDC began recommending the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. If you’re not vaccinated, a mask should be worn indoors, especially if you are in close contact with anyone.
You Caught It
If you have followed all the guidelines but caught COVID-19 anyway, please follow the guidelines to keep others healthy. There is still some confusion about when and how to isolate when sick; and quarantine when exposed to COVID-19. We know safe practices differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. In an effort to present things as clearly as possible, refer to the guidelines below.
- You should still get tested if you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 5-7 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
- If your test result is positive, isolate at home for 10 days.
- You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
- If you’re feeling ill, get tested at one of these sites.