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Exposure to COVID-19? What experts say you should do next

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – COVID-19 Cases continue to rise steadily across the country after falling lower over the summer.

On Wednesday, new cases passed 145,000, 20,000 higher than the seven-day average, according to New York Times data. The explosion of new cases comes as health officials across the country continue to document highly contagious cases. omicron variant in their states.

The The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance on what to do if you have been in close contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19. But it all depends on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

The CDC defines exposure as a person staying less than 6 feet from an infected person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.

For people who are fully immunized:

  • Tested. You can still get and spread the virus. Even if you have no symptoms, you should get tested 5 to 7 days after exposure.
  • If your result is positive, isolate for 10 days.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Wear a mask in indoor public spaces for 14 days or until the test is negative.

For unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated people:

  • Tested.
  • If symptoms develop, get tested again 5 to 7 days after last exposure.
  • If your result is positive, isolate for 10 days.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Always wear a mask.
  • Quarantine for 14 days from the date you were last exposed.

Shortness of breath is an emergency warning sign regardless of vaccination status. If you have trouble breathing, seek medical attention.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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