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If you test positive and/or develop symptoms of COVID-19, you need to self-isolate to avoid spreading the infection to others. This includes:
If you tested positive, you need to remain home until ALL of the below are true:
* People with conditions that weaken their immune system might continue to shed virus longer after they recover. If you have a weakened immune system, talk with your medical provider or MCPH for additional instructions.
* People who were
severely or critically ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. Talk with your medical provider or MCPH for additional instructions.
Public Health currently does NOT recommend a negative test prior to returning to work for individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Most employees can stop home isolation and return to work once they have met the CDC symptoms-based criteria or time-based criteria to be removed from home isolation and are feeling well enough to return:
Fact Sheet on Returning to Work (English)
Fact Sheet on Returning to Work (Spanish)
Yes, you still need to take precautions after you meet the criteria to stop home isolation. This includes:
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400