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If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate, call Public Health & notify your contacts

August 24, 2021 – FYI

If you test positive for COVID-19, please isolate yourself from others to help prevent further spread the virus. If you haven’t heard from Juneau Public Health, contact Public Health at 465-3353. Next, quickly let your close contacts know that they may have been exposed to the virus as well so they can monitor their health and get tested. COVID-19 is highly contagious and with the delta variant circulating, cases are on the rise in Juneau and throughout the state. There’s no shame in having tested positive. By working together with close contacts, the goal is to interrupt the virus from spreading further. Learn more about notifying your close contacts by watching this Alaska Department of Health and Social Services video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LfPhA92-n0

For more information:

  • A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period during the time when you were infectious (2 days before symptoms started or your test date if you do not experience symptoms).
  • Let your close contacts know they should get tested. The best time for testing is 3-5 days after exposure.
  • Close contacts who are not vaccinated will need to quarantine. For details: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html
  • All close contacts who test positive or experience symptoms should isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • A public health professional may call to check on your health and assist with contact notifications. However, when cases are high in a community, these calls may be delayed or may not occur.