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COVID-19 INSTRUCTIONS

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.

  • Learn what you should do if you test positive for COVID-19;
  • Learn what you should do if you are exposed to COVID-19;
  • Learn more about isolation and quarantine and your responsibilities;
  • Access the ready-made resources.

New York State Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

New York State Isolation and Quarantine Guidance FAQ

CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

SICK OR EXPOSED? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19, follow these steps and get tested for COVID-19.

 

 

ISOLATION- If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, regardless of your vaccination status, follow these steps:

  • Results from tests performed at a pharmacy or laboratory are automatically reported to CCDOH, though it may take several days and be received after you are notified.
  • Isolate
    • Isolate for 5 complete days.
      • See How to Isolate.
      • Day 1 of isolation begins the day after you became symptomatic OR the day after your specimen was collected, if you do/did not have symptoms.
    • You may leave your isolation:
      • After 5 complete days, if you’ve continued to have no symptoms.
      • After 5 complete days, if your symptoms are resolving and you do not have a fever for at least 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medications.
        • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever has resolved for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • After leaving your isolation, you must continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.  Wearing a well-fitting mask following isolation will decrease the small risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to others. Respirators (e.g., N95s) are a useful option for personal protective equipment to protect people from exposures in specific settings.
  •  Tell your close contacts and household contacts to quarantine (see quarantine section below).
  • AFFIRMATION OF ISOLATION – This form may be used together with lab reporting positive test results for Isolation Release and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Isolation issued by the Director of Public Health for Columbia County. Please note that your employer may still require a PCR test in order to qualify for NY paid leave.
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QUARANTINE

 If you had close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19, but do not have symptoms and

  • Have received your booster vaccination OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer within the last 5 months or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:

You do not need to quarantine, but you should wear a mask around others for 10 days. You should also get tested on day 5, if possible. Day 1 is the day after your last day of exposure to the COVID-19 positive person.

If you develop symptoms, get a test, go home, and follow the instructions earlier in this webpage in the section “If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19, follow these steps and get tested for COVID-19”.

  • If you are a close contact of someone that tests positive for COVID-19, you must follow the Director of Public Health’s Order for Quarantine and you must quarantine for 5 days past your last contact with the person that tested positive unless you are both fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated and fully vaccinated close contacts should have a diagnostic COVID-19 test 5 to 7 days after their last contact with the person that tested positive.
  • Read the NYSDOH Quarantine Guidance for Community Persons Exposed to Covid-19

 

 If you had close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19, but do not have symptoms and

  • Are not vaccinated OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago, but have not received a booster vaccination OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago but have not received a booster vaccination

You should quarantine for 5 days even if the person that tested positive did not have symptoms or you or they had a mask on. See How to Quarantine. Day 1 of quarantine begins the day after your last day of exposure to the COVID-19 positive person. If you remain asymptomatic, you can leave quarantine after 5 complete days, but should continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you can’t quarantine, and are asymptomatic, you must wear a mask for 10 days. Regardless of whether you quarantine or not, you should get a test on day 5, if possible.If you develop symptoms, get a test, go home, and follow the instructions earlier in this webpage in the section “If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19, follow these steps and get tested for COVID-19”.

  • AFFIRMATION OF QUARANTINE – This form may be used for Quarantine Release and for NY Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Quarantine issued by the Director of Public Health for Columbia County. Please note that your employer may still require a PCR test in order to qualify for NY paid leave. 
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