Women's Health Resources

CDC Covid Recommendations

What should I do if I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

If you are fully vaccinated, and you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine. Or, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered and you do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine.

You should get tested 3-5 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 are not vaccinated, you should stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19 for the entire 14 days. Your local health department may provide options to shorten quarantine. Check their website or contact them for more information.

If you are in a high-risk category and you have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19—call your doctor.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the CDC both recommend vaccination in pregnancy.

The definition of a close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of a person diagnosed with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. The definition of a close contact applies regardless of whether either person was wearing a mask.

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