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What Should I Do If?

Knowing what to do if you have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be confusing. Below are scenarios that can help you determine what you should do and explanations of what the recommendations mean. 

Self-quarantine and Self-monitor

If I’ve been in close contact with someone ...
  • Who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Who is being tested due to symptoms of COVID-19
  • Who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath, visit MyHealthSpace and make a telemedicine appointment to be evaluated. 


Continue Self-monitoring and Physical Distancing

If I’ve been in close contact with someone who has been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID-19, but is NOT experiencing any symptoms.


Continue to Practice Physical Distancing

If I’ve been in close contact with someone who has been in close contact with someone else who might have been exposed.

 


 

How Do I Self-quarantine?

  • STAY HOME for 14 days from the day you last had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19; is being tested due to symptoms of COVID-19; or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • AVOID CONTACT with other people.
  • DONʼT SHARE household items.

Learn more at UofSC Student Health Services


How Do I S
elf-monitor?

  • BE ALERT for symptoms of COVID-19, especially a cough or shortness of breath.
  • TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE every morning and night, and write it down.
  • CALL your doctor if you have a fever (temperature of 100°F or 38°C or higher)
  • CALL 911 if you have difficulty breathing or other medical emergencies.
  • CALL ahead for guidance when seeking medical treatment.

Learn more at UofSC COVID-19 Basics

How Do I Practice Physical Distancing?

  • WEAR a face covering or mask.
  • DONʼT physically get close to people; try to stay at least 6 feet away.
  • DONʼT hug or shake hands.
  • AVOID groups of people and frequently touched surfaces.

Learn more at UofSC Physical Distancing


Remember to:

  • Get Tested
  • Physical Distance
  • Wear a Face Covering or Face Mask
  • Wash Your Hands
  • Avoid Touching Your Face
  • Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces

Learn more at UofSC COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

If you have other questions or concerns, call the Coronavirus Phone Bank at 803-576-8511.

Website adapted from 'What should I do if I've been in close contact with someone? 

 


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