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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:
Some people, such as those with conditions that weaken their immune system, might continue to shed virus after they recover. If you have a weakened immune system, talk with your medical provider or Mecklenburg County Public Health for additional instructions.
If you live or work in a high-risk setting (e.g. healthcare worker, long-term care facility, congregate living setting, first responder, etc.), additional criteria, such as more time, symptoms resolution, and/or the test-based strategy, may be recommended prior to returning.
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:
View or download afact sheet on returning to work.
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400