What is considered an exposure?
Someone who has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact is considered 15 minutes or more in an enclosed space with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, where at least one person was not wearing a mask. Masks that do not have an N95 filter are only designed to keep you from getting others sick, they will not prevent you from getting sick.
When can you become exposed?
The time from a COVID-19 exposure to symptom onset, known as the incubation period, is anywhere between 2-14 days. Symptoms do not typically appear for 4-5 days after exposure. Meaning, if you have come into contact with someone during their incubation period, even before they tested positive, you have been exposed. A person with COVID-19 can be contagious for up to 72 hours (3 days) before ever experiencing any symptoms. You can become contagious before even realizing you are sick.
What if you have been around someone who was identified as a close contact?
If you have been around someone who was identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19, closely monitor yourself for any symptoms of COVID-19. You do not need to self-quarantine unless you develop symptoms or if the person identified as a close contact develops COVID-19.
What to do if you have become exposed?
First, contact our office immediately with the following information:
- What day and time were you exposed?
- What was your level of exposure?
- Did you have any close contact with a 2 Moms & Mop employee after you were exposed?
- When and where will you be getting tested?
What does it mean to quarantine?
After learning you have become potentially exposed, you should immediately self quarantine. Self-Quarantine means ISOLATE YOURSELF, this does not mean isolate with the person who exposed you, and this does not mean isolate with your significant other.
The ONLY place you should be going, and the only people you should have contact with during your self-isolation should be the medical facility you have made plans to get tested at.
It is crucial our staff adheres to these guidelines as positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise. It only takes one negligent person to put our entire staff at risk.
Be cautious while in public, be aware of surrounding exposures, and be knowledgeable of these guidelines.