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What is considered a close contact?

Here are some examples of close contact:

  • Caring for, living with, or visiting someone who has COVID-19.
  • Being near someone (within 6 feet) who has COVID-19 in a confined space.

Close contact is defined as:

  1. Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for 15 minutes within a 24-hour period, including brief encounters that add up to 15 minutes or more.
  2. Having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
  3. Having direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them).
  4. You shared eating or drinking utensils.