What happens if I have been in contact with an infected person?
- The WHO currently recommends that close contacts (see definition above) of an infected person be quarantined for 14 days from the last time they were exposed to the infected person.(1)
- If you are worried that any of these measures may relate to you, you should contact your team doctor or primary care doctor’s office by telephone and follow local public health guidelines. Your doctor and COVID-19 manager will be able to further direct you, make sure you let them know if you suspect you have been exposed, or if you have any new symptoms.
- If you have been a close contact, you should isolate at home, and you may have testing performed to exclude infection.
- OF NOTE testing and quarantine guidelines may vary between countries and you should ensure that you follow the directions of your team doctor, primary care doctor or COVID-19 manager.