Contact Tracing for COVID-19   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "[1] State and local public health officials will decide how to implement these activities and how to advise specific people, or groups of people, to be tested. [2] Contact tracing will be conducted for close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more) of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] patients. [3] Remote communications for the purposes of case investigation and contact tracing should be prioritized; in-person communication may be considered only after remote options have been exhausted. [4] Testing is recommended for all close contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients. [5] Those contacts who test positive (symptomatic or asymptomatic) should be managed as a confirmed COVID-19 case. [6] Asymptomatic contacts testing negative should self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure (i.e., close encounter with confirmed or probable COVID-19 case). [7] If testing is not available, symptomatic close contacts should self-isolate and be managed as a probable COVID-19 case. [8] Asymptomatic close contacts who are not tested should self-quarantine and be monitored for 14 days after their last exposure, with linkage to clinical care for those who develop symptoms."

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