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Decision Tree for COVID-19 Exposure – updated November 23, 2020

From the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force: Decision Tree for COVID-19 Exposure
Exposure: This means you were within 6 feet of someone who tested positive (and was contagious*) for more than 15 minutes with or without wearing a mask.
*People are contagious two days before they started having symptoms until at least 10 days after they started having symptoms. … Continue reading

Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID -19 Not in Healthcare Settings, Recommendations from CDC

Guidelines to discontinue isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19 either clinically (by symptoms only) or by RNA nasopharyngeal testing (with and without symptoms) for patients who are not healthcare providers:
For Symptomatic Persons with COVID-19 Under Isolation:
1). Symptom-based strategy
May discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., … Continue reading

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19: How to Keep Others Safe – article from WebMD

From WebMD*
“Since we know that the virus is transmitted through droplets when someone coughs or sneezes and contact with contaminated surfaces, there are steps we can take to stay safe. Here are some things to consider when creating an “isolation zone” in your home:

Designate a separate room where you can close the door, … Continue reading