Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance that shortens quarantine in certain situations. CDC: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reviewing the CDC guidance and will make recommendations over the next few days. We will update all documents to reflect any changes.

For the time being, people should continue to follow the current MDH guidelines, including to stay home (quarantine) for 14 days if exposed to COVID-19. Close Contacts and Tracing

Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts

Instructions for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must separate yourself from others until all three of these things are true:

  • You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better.
    and
  • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
    and
  • You have had no fever for the last 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.

Watch yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. This is to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Questions? Cases can call 651-201-5689 or 763-250-7897.

Instructions for Contacts of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

To protect yourself, your family, and your community, you must separate yourself from others and watch yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Unless you have had a positive laboratory test for COVID-19 in the past 3 months, follow these instructions for at least 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the person who has COVID-19.

Questions? Contacts of a case can call 651-201-5685.

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Updated Wednesday, 02-Dec-2020 18:27:54 CST