If you’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19:
1.If you are fully vaccinated or 12 and under and you have NO symptoms, and do not live with the positive case, you should:
- Self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days since you last interacted with the positive case
- Maintain masking, physical distancing and follow all other public health measures if leaving home
- Do not visit any high-risk settings or individuals who may be at higher risk of illness (e.g., seniors) for 10 days from your last exposure.
2. If you are not fully vaccinated, or are immunocompromised, you must isolate immediately for 10 days following your last contact.
3. If you live with the positive case, you must isolate for the length of their isolation period.
The Health Unit will only be connecting with those high-risk contacts associated with an outbreak at a high-risk congregate setting (like a long-term care home, retirement home, group home, hospital, health care setting, school, university dorms, shelters, child care centres/camps, correctional institutions, and similar settings).
For all other COVID-19 cases (presumed or confirmed), the Health Unit asks ill individuals to share with their contacts.