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Your Risk for COVID-19



If you believe you have come into contact with someone in the community who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, here is how you can determine your risk for contracting the virus:

No Risk

Walking by or briefly being in the same room as a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Low Risk

Being in the same room as a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and had symptoms, but you were not within six feet.

Medium Risk

Sustained close contact (10 minutes or longer) within six feet of a person with COVID-19 while they had symptoms.

High Risk

Close household contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the CDC, individuals that are at high-risk of becoming ill from COVID-19 include older adults and individuals with serious chronic or long-term medical conditions.

If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. Learn more about how to assess your risk from the CDC. More information about COVID-19 is available at

The information in this article was accurate as of March 12, 2020.