Columbia County Department of Health (CCDOH) follows CDC’s contact tracing guidance during times of high burden.
If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, it’s important that you know the steps to follow to protect yourself and those around you, and to reduce the spread of the virus in your community.
This means if you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may NOT get a call from a county or state COVID-19 case investigator.
If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, regardless of your vaccination status, follow these steps:
If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, here are the steps that you should take, regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection.
Start counting from Day 1
If you develop symptoms
If your test result is positive, follow the isolation recommendations.
Test even if you don’t develop symptoms.
If you already had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, see specific testing recommendations.
*About negative test results
As noted in the Food and Drug Administration labeling for authorized over-the-counter antigen tests, negative test results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions.