1. WHEN DO I QUARANTINE OR SELF-ISOLATE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
– You may have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive
- BUT you’re not feeling sick or showing signs and symptoms
– AND you’ve been tested and did NOT test positive
– You will still be asked to QUARANTINE, meaning Stay Home.
– While quarantining or isolating, persons should not go to stores, gatherings, or invite visitors over.
-You have tested positive for COVID-19 or
-You have symptoms
-A health care provider told you that you have or probably have COVID-1
--Stay Home in ISOLATION. If possible, stay in a separate room, away from other family or household members.
-While quarantining or isolating, persons should not go to stores, gatherings, or invite visitors over.
-Even in your home, you should wear a mask if you’re in the same room as other people.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO TESTS POSITIVE?
-Close contact means you have been within (6) feet of someone who has tested (+) for at least 15 minutes.
-Look back (2) days before the person started showing symptoms or tested (+).
-If a person started feeling sick on a Wednesday and tested (+) for the coronavirus, think about the time you spent with them on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday –until they self-isolated – to determine if you had close contact
WHERE DO I GET A TEST FOR COVID-19?
-The best thing is to call your doctor or clinic and they will advise you.
-The link below takes you to a map of Massachusetts testing sites.