Contact Tracing Guidelines & COVID Symptoms
27 June 2020
Here are guidelines on contact tracing per the Pratt County Health Department.
1. First Degree Contact of a Known Exposure: First degree contact is most likely the cause for community outbreaks. If you have been informed that you have been in direct or close contact with a COVID-19 confirmed positive (typically in this situation you know the individual personally and have been contacted by the health department as a potentially exposed individual) or you have visited a location considered by the state of Kansas as a "hot spot" travel location, you will be required to self isolate for 14 days.
2. Second Degree Contact of a Known Exposure: Second degree contact is deemed to be less likely to be the source of an outbreak- If you have been in contact with someone that was in direct contact (first degree) with a confirmed COVID-19 patient you should "self monitor" for 14 days by taking your temperature and monitoring for other symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
Here are the common symptoms to be monitoring:
- Fever greater than 100.4
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- Coughing/Shortness of Breath
- Loss of taste or smell
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