After the celebration

If you participated in higher risk activities or think that you may have been exposed during your celebration, take extra precautions (in addition the ones listed above) for 14 days after the event to protect others:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Avoid being around people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Consider getting tested for COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or if you test positive for COVID-19, immediately contact the host and others who attended the event or celebration that you attended. They may need to inform other attendees about their possible exposure to the virus. Contact your health care provider and follow the CDC-recommended steps for what to do if you become sick, and follow the public health recommendations for community-related exposure.
  • If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, stay home until you have a result, and follow CDC’s guidance to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, a public health worker may contact you to check on your health and ask who you have been in contact with and where you’ve spent time in order to identify and provide support to people (contacts) who may have been infected. Your information will be confidential.
  • If you are notified that you were a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19:
    • Stay home for 14 days from the last time you had contact with that person.
    • Monitor for symptoms of coronavirus.
    • Get information about COVID-19 testing if you feel sick.