If you are exposed to COVID-19, you may need to follow different rules regarding your return to the workplace or school. If you work or live in a high-risk setting, there are extra requirements for certain people. Also, a different definition of a close contact exposure may be used at different settings.
When you are not at your workplace, high risk setting, or school, you are required to follow the instructions for close contacts in the general public.
Note: In any setting, if there is an outbreak, there may be different testing and exclusion requirements. Public Health will provide instructions.
A high-risk setting is a place where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is high and/or people are at increased risk of getting very sick or dying from COVID-19.
High-risk settings are the following:
If you work in a healthcare setting and are exposed to COVID-19, you may be required to be excluded from work depending on your exposure, vaccination status, and staffing levels at your facility. See the appropriate guidance:
If you work in non-healthcare high-risk setting and you are exposed to COVID-19,
If you are a resident of a high-risk setting and you are exposed to COVID-19,
See high risk setting specific guidance:
If you are exposed to COVID-19 at your workplace, you may continue to work as long as you remain asymptomatic and you follow all requirements.
If you are a student and you were exposed to COVID-19, you may be allowed to continue to attend school as long as you remain asymptomatic and follow all requirements of close contacts.
See COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Guardians for more information.