A co-worker tested positive for COVID-19, should I be concerned?

If you have been in close contact with your co-worker: You should self-quarantine away from others for 14 days since the last day you had contact with that person. Your employer should contact you with further instructions. It is possible that your local health department will call you to discuss your risk, you can also reach out to your local health department. If you develop symptoms of respiratory illness, and are concerned about your health, please call your healthcare provider.

If you have not been in close contact with your co-worker: You should monitor yourself for symptoms of respiratory illness and remember to practice good social distance, but quarantine is not required. You should follow any instructions from your employer carefully. If you develop any symptoms, you should self-isolate at home and contact a healthcare provider if you are concerned about your health. Remember to follow appropriate precautions for cleaning your work area, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.

Expanded testing is also available across the state. Now, most people are eligible to be tested for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms. Look for a testing site using the Testing Site Look Up Tool or call the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 for help finding a site near you. 

Tests may be ordered by a doctor, pharmacist or nurse for anyone and for any reason. Some testing locations offer screening and testing without a doctor’s order.  

Last updated: June 24, 2020