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:
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.
Being in the same room as a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and had symptoms, but you were not within six feet.
Sustained close contact (10 minutes or longer) within six feet of a person with COVID-19 while they had symptoms.
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 www.cdc.gov.
The information in this article was accurate as of March 12, 2020.