What to do if you're exposed to COVID?
May continue work and activities.
Consider wearing a mask.
Closely watch for symptoms.
Stay home if showing symptoms, even if mild.
Seek testing if showing symptoms.
What to do if you test positive for
COVID or have COVID symptoms?
- Positive Test: Stay home for at least 5 days or until you are fever free for the past 24 hours and symptoms are improving. Wear a mask for 10 days from symptom onset.
- COVID Symptoms: Get a COVID test through the school or other source. If your test is negative you may return when your symptoms have improved and you're fever free for 24 hours.
- Isolation Calculator: https://doh.sd.gov/covid/calculator Visit this website for help determining what day you are cleared to return.
- 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.
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.
What are Primary Symptoms of COVID?
- Fever of 100.4 or greater
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
What are Secondary Symptoms of COVID?
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Nasal congestion/runny nose