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COVID-19 Exposure and Illness

A reminder that YCCAC follows CDC Guidance in response to COVID-19 Exposures and Illness.

If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you tested positive for COVID-19 please let your manager know and prepare to follow these guidelines.

Please reach out to the HR Director with questions.

Exposure to COVID-19

If exposed to COVID-19, wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.

You should isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.

  • If your results are positive, follow CDC’s full isolation recommendations.

  • If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.

Positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.

  • Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.

  • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.

  • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.

  • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.

  • If you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing) or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19 or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.

  • If you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you. If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.

  • After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.

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