MADISON (WKOW) — Public well being officers are working to clear up confusion about whether or not it’s essential get examined or quarantine if somebody you already know checks 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 in the event you’ve had shut contact with somebody who checks optimistic for the coronavirus, it’s essential 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 had 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 intervals 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 put up, well being officers record 13 situations as examples of shut contact or instances the place you are not essentially in danger. Click here to read the list.
In line with the well being division, one of the simplest ways to keep away from changing into a detailed contact is to put on a masks, keep six ft other than these you do not dwell with and do not go to gatherings.