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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:
- 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.
- Having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
- Having direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them).
- You shared eating or drinking utensils.