What is contact tracing?
Once someone is diagnosed with COVID-19, it is essential that the individuals they have had contact with are identified in order to help prevent further spread of the virus. Outagamie County Public Health will contact you by phone to establish who your close contacts were days prior to your symptoms.
What information will you share with people I’ve had close contact with?
We will only notify your close contacts that they might have been exposed to COVID-19. Your name will not be revealed to those you came in contact with, unless you give permission.
I am a close contact but I feel fine. Why should I stay at home?
People with COVID-19 can still spread the virus even if they don’t have any symptoms. If you came in close contact with someone who had COVID-19, it is critical that you stay home for 14 days from the last day that you were in close contact with that person. Staying home and distancing (at least 6 feet) from others at all times helps your health department in the fight against COVID-19 keeps you, your family, and your community safe.
What do I do if I feel sick?
If you become ill, notify your family and friends who you had close contact with recently. Notify anyone who you were within 6 feet of for 15 minutes or more in the two days before you first developed COVID-19 symptoms. Seek emergency care if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.