4. IF ANY PERSON AT SHORE IS IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSTIVE FOR COVID-19
•If a friend, household member tests positive you are considered a close contact and should please inform your Shore Program Coordinator as soon as you learn of this.
•Consider your exposure with this person (2) days prior to his/her first showing symptoms or testing positive. (Asymptomatic people can transmit the virus.)
•Participants whose household member(s) have tested positive, must self-quarantine for (14) days after their last contact with the person(s) who are sick.
•Current Massachusetts DPH guidance is that all close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should be tested.
•Because tests performed too early can be falsely negative, ideally the test should be performed no sooner than 4 or 5 days after the last contact with the person who tested positive.
If Test is Negative
-Individuals identified as close contacts need to quarantine at home for 14 days, even if your test is negative.
-Staff identified as close contacts need to be tested and have a negative test result and not be showing any COVID-19 symptoms, in order to return to work.
If Test is Positive
-Remain at home (except to get medical care) & monitor symptoms;
-Notify your Shore Program Coordinator.
-Work with Shore, your city’s local Board of Health, and/or the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative when they call.
-Most people who have relatively mild illness will need to stay home in self-isolation for at least (10) days and then, until at least (3) days have passed with no fever and significant improvement in other symptoms.