26 Apr Protocols for Close Contact for Covid-19 Exposure
The following protocols have been provided by Public Health, and shared by Membertou’s Health and Safety Director.
There are two types of close contact to Covid 19 exposure, low risk and high risk according to Public Health.
Low-risk Close Contact
With a low-risk close contact, you have been in the same building but away from the areas that are deemed high risk for Covid-19 exposure.
Protocol for low-risk close contact: the individual who is low-risk close contact is required to self isolate until they book a test and confirmed negative.
High-risk Close Contact
With a high-risk close contact, the individual is contacted by public health and told to self isolate for 14 days and are tested in the beginning, middle and at the end of the 14-day isolation.
Contact of a Close Contact
If you are a contact of a close contact that has been asked to self isolate and book a Covid-19 test, you as the contact of the close contact are not required to self isolate but monitor for symptoms. The responsible thing would be to book a test as well to confirm your results.
Example of contact of a close contact covid 19 exposure “My spouse was at the rink working during the time of the Covid 19 exposure” – you as the contact of the close contact are not required to self isolate but monitor symptoms and you should get a Covid test when one is available.
Please continue to follow Public Health Guidelines and protocol. Stay safe everyone please continue to self monitor for symptoms and book covid-19 tests as they become available if you are feeling unwell.