(Crocker)—To assist in combating the recent upsurge of Covid-19 cases, the Pulaski County Health Center has identified who needs to quarantine to help contain this dangerous disease.
This includes people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms. What counts as close contact? An individual who was within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more…someone who provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19…an individual who had direct physical contact with some who is sick with Covid-19, such as hugging or kissing them…someone who shared eating or drinking utensils…and someone who has been around a person with Covid-19 who sneezed, coughed, or somehow scattered respiratory droplets. The Health Center says you should stay at home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who had Covid-19. Watch for fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, a cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of Covid-19. If possible, stay away from others, especially those who are at higher risk for getting sick from Covid-19, such as the elderly or people with chronic health conditions.