Follow these steps if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
You may be notified that you were exposed by a friend or relative, public health, or an electronic notification system.
1. Get tested
- Even if you are up to date on recommended COVID-19 vaccines, get tested at least five days after being exposed to COVID-19 (unless you've had a positive COVID-19 viral test result in the last 90 days).
- Get tested immediately if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. While you wait for test results, follow instructions for isolation.
- If your test is positive, ask a doctor if COVID-19 treatments are right for you.
2. Wear a mask
Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public for 10 days after your last exposure to COVID-19, even if you are up to date on recommended COVID-19 vaccines.
3. Get vaccinated
If you are not already, get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines strengthen your body's defense against COVID-19 and protect those around you. Stay up to date on your vaccines by getting a booster dose when eligible.
Call 211, contact a doctor or local health department.
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