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What should I do if I've been exposed to COVID-19, but do not yet know if I've been infected?

If you have had close contact with an infected person, stay home for 14 days and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others at all times.

  • Self-monitor for symptoms.
    • Check temperature twice a day.
    • Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If symptoms develop, contact your health provider and follow CDC guidance.

For more information about how to protect yourself, see the CDC’s How to Protect Yourself & Others.

Last updated August 07, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Spread and transmission, Symptoms and testing