As defined by the CDC, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes over a 24 hours period starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.
If you have been identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, Public Health states that you are to quarantine for 10 days after the last exposure. Families and those in shared living spaces with a person who tested positive, should communicate with Public Health as this timeframe may be longer. Individuals without symptoms who have had COVID in the past 90 days and those who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) do not have to quarantine. Information regarding quarantine is available at ReadySLO.org-Quarantine.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, Public Health states that you are to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or from the date of positive test specimen collection. Information regarding quarantine is available at ReadySLO.org-Isolation. Individuals who have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days are exempt from screening testing.
During the time that employees are unable to work, there may be COVID leaves available.