Keep Close Contacts Close to Mind in Days Moving Forward

Whenever somebody tests positive for COVID-19 they are asked to list their close contacts to facilitate contact tracing. Just as it’s useful to conduct a fire drill in case of a fire, Cordova’s Medical Response Team is asking you to take a moment to consider who your close contacts would be if you were notified that you were infected.

A close contact is somebody who was within 6 feet of an infected individual—masked or unmasked—for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more during a single 24-hour window starting 2 days before the onset of symptoms, or, for asymptomatic individuals, 2 days prior to test-specimen collection.

Now for that drill: grab a pencil and paper and write down everybody who would qualify as a close contact of yours, starting… now!

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