Tested Positive. What Now?

 

Report a Positive Result

  • If you used a home test without a telehealth proctor, report your positive result using the Navica App. Instructions here.
    • If you are unable to report through the app, report using our online form. Click here.
    • If you cannot use the app or the online reporting form please call (937) 642-2053 to report a positive.
  • If you used a home test with a telehealth proctor to observe your test, positive results are automatically reported to our office 24-48 hours after your test.
  • If you tested at a healthcare facility, your result should be automatically reported to our office 24-48 hours after your test.

 

Stay Home for at least 5 Days

  • Stay home for at least 5 days from when your symptoms began1. The day your symptoms start is day 0. If you do not have symptoms, day 0 is the day of your positive test. Stay home the next five days. Do not go to public places or visit others.
  • Continue to stay home if your symptoms are no better after 5 days or symptoms are worsening or if you have had a fever within the last 24 hours. Continue to stay home until you are significantly better and fever-free for 24 hours.
  • If you don’t have symptoms or your symptoms are significantly better and you are fever-free for 24 hours, wear a mask properly over your nose and mouth and you can return to work and school.  Wear your mask until 10 days have passed since your symptoms started (or positive test if no symptoms).
  • Return to activities without a mask on day 11 as long as fever hasn’t returned or symptoms have worsened.
  • A negative test is generally not required to return to activities.
  • You should continue to separate to your own area of your home away from family members for a full 10 days from when symptoms stared (or date of positive test if you have no symptoms).

 

Keep Contacts Home

  • Members of your household or others who have been within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or longer or who you’ve shared eating utensils or drinks with during the two days before you had symptoms (or tested positive if you don’t have symptoms) or after, should also stay home and watch for symptoms.
  • Contacts should stay home for at 5 days after their last contact with you and watch for symptoms. If no symptoms appear, they need to wear a mask for 5 more days but can return to activities.
  • Contacts who are up-to day on COVID vaccination2 and who do not have symptoms do not need to stay home. They should watch for symptoms and wear a mask in public while you are sick and for another 10 days. If they develop symptoms, they should test for COVID.
  • Contacts who had a diagnosed COVID infection in the past 90 days and don’t have symptoms do not need to stay home. They should wear a mask in public while you are sick and for another 10 days.
  • To reduce the quarantine time for members of your household, isolate to your own bedroom, use a separate bathroom, do not spend time in the common living areas of the home or prepare meals for others.

 

Learn More at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

1 If you don’t have symptoms, stay home for 10 days after testing positive.

2 Vaccinated is defined as receiving a booster COVID shot, receiving a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 6 months, or receiving one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past 2 months.

If you are contacted by a member of the Union County Health Department’s disease team and have any questions, please call our main line at (937) 642-2053.