If you are
Exposed to COVID-19

Page updated October 11, 2022

If you or a child are exposed to COVID-19 (you have been around someone who is sick or tested positive), follow the guidance on this page to keep yourself and those around you safe.

Note: Due to changes in disease investigation and contact tracing protocols, you may not receive a call from the Public Health Department regarding a COVID-19 exposure. Follow the guidelines below and contact us if you have additional questions. You may email [email protected] or call 262-636-9201.

What Should You Do if Exposed?

Quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 is no longer required except in specific, high-risk settings. Instead, everyone (regardless of vaccination status or previous COVID-19 diagnosis) should take the following steps:



  • Wear a mask when in indoor public places for 10 full days from your exposure.
    • Day 0 is the date of exposure.
    • Day 1 is the first full day after exposure.
    • Wear a mask through Day 10.
  • Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 at least 5 days after the last exposure (on Day 6 or later).
    • If the test is negative, continue to mask through Day 10.
    • If the test is positive. follow Isolation guidance.

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