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What To Do If I Am A Close Contact

For the latest numbers on COVID-19 testing and cases in Kentucky, please visit https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19. Information is updated daily.

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What to do when someone with COVID-19 lives in your home:

Household contacts must quarantine as long as they are exposed to the case and for a 7-14 day period beyond their last exposure. If the contact can separate from the case within the home, then they are considered no longer exposed. Separation must include:

  • The person who is positive must never be in the same room as household members

  • The person who is positive cannot share plates, cups, dishes or phones with household members

  • The person who is positive should have their own bathroom. If that isn’t possible, the household must conduct daily cleaning

  • The person who is positive should have their own room or area in the home


If the contact cannot separate from the person who is positive within the home, the contact must quarantine for the entire isolation period of the person who is positive plus an additional 7-14 days. Once exposure is no longer occurring (either the case has completed their 10-day isolation or the person who is positive and contact have separated within the home), then quarantine can end according to one of the 3 options above. If a household contact develops symptoms of COVID-19, they become a case. They should begin isolation as a person who is positive and consider getting tested.

 

Close Contact COVID-19 Exposure Information

 

UPDATED 3/24/2021. This letter should be provided to an identified close contact to an individual who is positive for COVID-19.

View/download the PDF documents below.

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Caring for Someone with COVID-19 at Home

Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19, and help protect people who are at risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. View the PDF document here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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