COVID 19 CLOSE CONTACT & TESING POSITIVE FLOW CHART
Additional Information: Due to the high number of positive cases, case workers are prioritizing phone calls. If you do not receive a call but are needing a letter to return to work or school, you may call the NDDOH hotline Monday- Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1-866-207-2880.
– A household contact is anyone that lives in the same house as the positive case. People that live together have ongoing exposure, meaning they are repeatedly exposed until the case is no longer able to spread the virus to other people.
– If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and have ongoing exposure to COVID-19, you should:
- Begin quarantine immediately and continue to quarantine throughout the isolation period of the person with COVID-19.
- Continue to quarantine for an additional 5 days starting the day after the end of isolation for the person with COVID-19.
- If you remain symptom free, you may be released on day 6. It’s recommended that you continue to wear a mask through day 10.
- If you experience symptoms within this time frame, its recommended that you get tested.
If the case is able to isolate themselves within the household (meaning no shared spaces with other people-including bathrooms, kitchens, etc.); then the contact may start their 5 days, with day 0 being the day of last exposure. If you remain symptom free, you may be released on day 6. It’s recommended that you continue to wear a mask through day 10.