MADISON (WKOW) — Public well being officers are working to clear up confusion about whether or not you should get examined or quarantine if somebody you already know exams optimistic for the coronavirus.
Public Well being Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) shared a blog post Friday on the subject of ‘shut contact’.
Well being officers say for those who’ve had shut contact with somebody who exams optimistic for the coronavirus, you should quarantine for 14 days and get examined your self. However they are saying there’s some confusion over the definition.
The well being division defines shut contact as:
- You have been inside 6 ft of an individual who examined optimistic for greater than quarter-hour whole in a day (this time doesn’t must be consecutive. Three, 5-minute durations over the course of a day remains to be shut contact).
- You had any bodily contact with an individual who has examined optimistic.
- You had direct contact with the respiratory secretions of an individual who has examined optimistic (i.e., from coughing, sneezing, contact with a grimy tissue, shared consuming glass, meals, or different private gadgets).
- You reside with or stayed in a single day for a minimum of one night time in a family with the one who examined optimistic.
Within the weblog submit, well being officers listing 13 eventualities as examples of shut contact or instances the place you are not essentially in danger. Click here to read the list.
In keeping with the well being division, one of the simplest ways to keep away from turning into an in depth contact is to put on a masks, keep six ft aside from these you do not stay with and do not go to gatherings.