CRCHD jurisdiction is in the "HIGH" risk category.

In accordance with the updated CDC guidance, CRCHD recommends everyone wears a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccine status.

Recommendations and Resources

 

General Recommendations:

 

Local Data

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Recommendations and Resources for Businesses

 

Recommendations and Resources for Schools and Daycares

 

Recommendations and Resources for Healthcare Facilities

What to Do if You Are Sick

 

 

Where You Can Get Tested

 

  • For local testing, see COVID-19 Testing Centers. Note these are subject to change so please check in advance of going to a site.
  • ​For Statewide private and community testing sites:
  • What should I do after I get tested?
  • While you wait for your COVID-19 test results, continue to take steps to keep yourself and others safe. Follow recommendations to self-isolate and self-monitor in order to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19.

 

What to Do if You Test Positive

 

  • ​Isolate at home
  • Identify and notify your close contacts
  • Notify those who need to know such as your workplace, school, and daycare.
  • Answer the phone call from your local health department.
  • You do not need to be tested again if you have recently had a positive test. Your test may be positive for many weeks after you recover. You do not need a negative test to stop isolating.

What to Do if You Are Exposed 

 

  • A Close Contact is defined as any of the following:
    • Closer than 6 feet, for 15 minutes or more total in a day
    • Direct exposure to coughs, sneezes, or other bodily fluids
    • Direct physical contact with someone e.g. hug, kiss, handshake
    • Living or having spent the night with someone
  • What is quarantine? Please see DHS COVID-19: Diagnosed or Close Contact?
    • New CDC Guidelines have options for the 14-day quarantine for close contacts to be shortened to 7-10 days. As long as individuals have not had any symptoms, then they can end quarantine after 7 days and an approved negative test result or after 10 days without a test. However, the CDC "gold standard" for quarantine remains 14 days, because the incubation period for COVID-19 is 2-14 days. CRCHD can help support the 10-day option. However, for the 7-day option, individuals will need to coordinate with their employer or school for early release - this cannot be facilitated through CRCHD. It will be the decision of each employer and school to determine which option they will use for quarantine: (1) 14-day quarantine/no testing/no symptoms, (2) 10-day quarantine/no testing/no symptoms/monitor for symptoms days 11-14, or (3) 7-day quarantine/negative approved-test/no symptoms/monitor for symptoms days 8-14.
    • Please note: employers and schools may not be able to allow for the shortened quarantine options based on the policies and conditions in their buildings. For more information please reach out directly to your employer or school.
  • How long do you need to quarantine? Please see Next Steps: Close Contacts of Someone With COVID-19
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms during quarantine, you should get tested (see Where can You get Tested?)