“What should I do if my employee is contact of a “close contact” with COVID-19?”

A contact of a “close contact” does not have these strict recommendations. They don’t need to be quarantined for 14 days, but should be alert for symptoms (watch for fever, cough or shortness of breath and take their temperature if symptoms develop), practice social distancing (maintain 6 ft. of distance and stay out of crowded places) and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms develop.

For example, Mark and Jessica worked at the pizza shop assembling pizza boxes on March 9th, the same day Jessica found out she was a close contact to a person with COVID-19 symptoms. Jessica will need to stay in quarantine until March 22nd based on her last exposure, while Mark only needs to be on alert for symptoms and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to his boss if they develop.