District Nurse

Damaris Bishop, RN
 
Lane Country Public Health Call Center
541-682-1380
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Answers all COVID related Questions
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
 
  • I've just been told I need to quarantine. Now what? Read through the quarantine information below. Prepare to stay home for 10 days.
  • Only one of my children was told to quarantine. What about my other kids? Only the household member in CLOSE contact with a COVID case has to quarantine. All other household members can continue normal activities. IF the person in quarantine gets sicks, then the whole household with have to quarantine. 
  • What if I'm vaccinate or had COVID in the past 90 days? Send your student to school with their vaccine information or call your school and they can confirm this information. If confirmed you will monitor for symptoms and continue normal activity.
  • What does "Close Contact" mean? Within 3 feet with a mask or 6 feet without a mask for a cumulative of 15 minutes over the past 24 hours. 
  • How do I get school work? Your school will be getting 1 weeks worth of homework together for your student. Please give them 48 hours from your notification date to gather it. They will call you when it's ready for pick up. Please follow up with your school for further homework.
  • I've been exposed when should I take a COVID test? 5-7 days after exposure.
  • I tested Negative can I come out of Quarantine? No, there is no way to shorten the 10 day quarantine per Lane County Health.
  • Who was my student in close contact with? We protect the privacy of student's and do not release specific names.
 
 

COVID-19 Quarantine Information

Quarantine: keeps someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. It helps keep people from spreading the virus before they know they are sick but have no symptoms. It is very important that you quarantine for 14 days if you've had recent close contact with someone with COVID-19 if you’re not fully vaccinated or haven't had COVID in the past 90 days. People are most likely to spread the virus a day or two before they have symptoms. Some people never show symptoms but can still spread the virus. Staying in quarantine at home and away from others is important to keep you from spreading the virus.

 

Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy you should stay home because symptoms can show up anytime between 2 and 14 days after exposure to the virus. 

 

Anytime a new household member gets sick with COVID-19 and you had close contact, you will need to restart your 14 day quarantine. Please call the school if this occurs so we can adjust their dates and notify teachers.

 

What To Do:

  • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, cough, chills, or loss of smell or taste. These symptoms meet the criteria for a Presumptive case in Lane County. 

  • Watch for other vague symptoms of diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body aches, or runny/stuffy nose. These symptoms will need a COVID test to confirm illness.

  • If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

When to Get Tested:

  • If you develop symptoms

  • 5-7 days after exposure to confirmed case.

 

What to do if you develop symptoms or have a positive COVID test: 

  • Call your school to get an updated return date

  • You are considered contagious and will Isolate yourself from others for 10 days

  • Get a COVID test to confirm

 

La cuarentena mantiene a alguien que ha estado expuesto al COVID-19 lejos de los demás. Ayuda a evitar que las personas transmitan el virus antes de que sepan que están enfermos, pero no presentan síntomas. Es muy importante que se ponga en cuarentena (se mantenga alejado de los demás) si recientemente ha tenido contacto cercano con alguien con COVID-19 si no está completamente Vacunado. Es más probable que las personas transmitan el virus uno o dos días antes de que presenten los síntomas. Algunas personas nunca muestran síntomas, pero aún pueden transmitir el virus. Permanecer en cuarentena en casa y lejos de otras personas es importante para evitar la transmisión del virus.

 

Aunque salga negativo con el COVID-19 o se sienta saludable se debe mantener en casa porque los síntomas se pueden presentar en cualquier momento entre 2 y 10 días después de la exposición del virus. 

Para las familias con varios hermanos, usted tiene que recomenzar su cuarentena del último día que usted tuvo contacto cercano con cualquier persona en su casa que tiene COVID-19 (tiene síntomas o una prueba positiva). 

En cualquier momento que un nuevo miembro de la familia se enferme con COVID-19 y usted tuvo contacto cercano, usted necesitará recomenzar sus 10 días de cuarentena. Favor de llamarle a la escuela si esto ocurre para que podamos ajustar sus fechas y notificarles a los maestros.

Qué Debe Hacer:

  • Quédese en casa por 10 días después de su último contacto con una persona que tiene COVID-19.
  • Esté atento a la fiebre (100.4◦F), tos, dificultad para respirar, escalofríos o pérdida del olfato o gusto. Estos síntomas cumplen los criterios de un caso presuntivo en el Condado de Lane. Aun se recomiendan las pruebas, ya que los casos presuntivos no siempre están documentados. 
  • Esté atento a otros síntomas de diarrea, náuseas/vómitos, dolor de garganta, dolor de cabeza, fatiga, dolores corporales o congestión/goteo nasal. Estos síntomas necesitarán una prueba de COVID para confirmar la enfermedad. Si es posible, manténgase alejado de las personas con las que vive, especialmente las personas que tienen un mayor riesgo de enfermarse gravemente por COVID-19. 

Cuando Hacerse la Prueba:

  • Cuando presente síntomas
  • Si llega a tener contacto con un caso confirmado: 4-6 días después de la exposición a un caso confirmado. 

Qué debe hacer si presenta síntomas o tiene una prueba positiva del COVID-19: 

  • Se considera contagioso y se Aislará de otras personas por 10 días. 
  • Hacerse una prueba de COVID para confirmar. (Las pruebas en casa no se aceptan por la Salud Pública del Condado de Lane)

COVID-19 Isolation Information

Isolation: Used to separate people who have a COVID-19 infection or COVID-19 symptoms. People in Isolation should stay home until it's safe for them to be around others. This is 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive COVID test. At home, anyone sick should separate from others. 

What To Do: 

  • Let your school know so they can give you a return date and prepare homework.
  • Call your doctor.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have any emergency signs including trouble breathing, chest pain, new confusion, very sleepy or hard to wake up, then seek emergency medical care immediately. 
  • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible. 
  • Use a separate bathroom, if possible. 
  • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets. 
  • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
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When to Stay Home:
 

Cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, chills

-10 day isolation without a negative test or physician's note for alternative diagnosis

 

Sore throat, headache, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting

- If no exposure risk, when symptoms are improved for 24 hours. If not improved in 3-5 days call back for COVID testing guidance.