If you may have been exposed to COVID-19 directly from another person, or if you’ve visited a COVID-19 hotspot, it’s important to stay home and quarantine to reduce the potential spread of the disease.
Refer to GBCA’s Suggested Response Protocols Flow Chart for COVID-19 Exposures Flow Chart to see what employers should do if their employees may be sick or may have been exposed:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several tips and suggestions for quarantining. Individuals need to quarantine if they meet the following requirements:
- Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- This includes people who previously had COVID-19 and people who have taken a serologic (antibody) test and have antibodies to the virus.
- What counts as close contact?
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person (touched, hugged, or kissed them)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
The page also includes graphics and charts to help calculate the length of quarantine, including different scenarios depending on COVID-19 results.