1. Have you been in contact with someone who has COVID? Assume people with COVID symptoms have COVID.
If yes, go to question 2. If no, you have not been exposed.
2. Were you within 6 feet of that person for at least 15 cumulative minutes? Exposure can be cumulative over the period of a day. For example, 5 minutes exposure + 5 minutes exposure + 5 minutes exposure over one day would equal an exposure.
If yes, go to question 3. If no, you have not been exposed.
3. Did they have symptoms when you were with them?
If yes, you were exposed - see "What to Do if You Are Exposed to COVID-19" (Calif. Dept. of Public Health [CDPH] link). If no, go to question 4.
4. Did they develop symptoms within 2 days (48 hours) after you were with them? If yes, you were exposed - see "What to Do if You Are Exposed to COVID-19" (CDPH link) . For example, if you saw the COVID-positive person on July 1 and they developed symptoms on July 2 or 3, you are exposed. If they did not develop symptoms until July 4 or later, you were not exposed.
5. If the COVID positive never develop symptoms, were you within 6 feet of that person for at least 15 cumulative minutes during the two days before their test date?
If yes, you were exposed - see isolation & quarantine instructions. If no, you have not been exposed.
Anyone may feel fine today but could develop symptoms in the next day or two. Anyone could be contagious today without knowing it. That is why it is so important for us to follow the guidance, distance 6 feet and wear a mask
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