The CDC has a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and medical care: HERE
MDH has a list of both nasal and saliva testing locations in Mn. The newest saliva test site is in Brooklyn Park (by appointment or walk-in). HERE
Close Contact / Known Exposure
In general, close contact / known exposure means being within about 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more throughout the course of a day (24 hours)
Under the Families First Coronovirus Response Act, you may request paid sick leave through December 31, 2020. You are eligible for up to 2 weeks at your 'normal' level of pay.
Please complete this form by Monday morning for the previous week (Sunday-Saturday). HERE
2 days prior to symptoms through 10 days after start of symptoms
(This is why a positive test result requires 10 days of quarantine)
Oct 20, 2020 www.who.int
14 days | Median Time is 4-5 days | Most will develop symptoms by day 11.5
Best time to test: Days 5-6 after exposure
(This is why exposed people are required to quarantine for 14 days)
Nov 3, 2020 www.cdc.gov
90 days, but more research needed
Nov 3, 2020 www.cdc.gov
No Exposure and/or No Symptoms: A person deciding to get a test at a community testing event who has no symptoms and no known exposure does not need to stay home until they receive their result.
Known Exposure and/or Symptoms: If you have symptoms or are identified as a close contact of a person who has COVID-19, please stay home and away from others until you receive your test results.
(In general, close contact (known exposure) means being within 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more throughout the course of a 24 hour day.)
You will definitely need to plan on staying home until all three things are true:
You will need to stay home for at least 10 days after getting tested for COVID-19.
A public health worker will contact you with more information.
You will need to stay home for 14 days after your last contact with the person who has COVID-19, whether you have symptoms or not.
Talk to your doctor and follow their advice. If there is not another diagnosis, you should still stay away from work, school, and other public places until you’re feeling better and have no fever. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to other illnesses, like flu, and the risk of spreading these illnesses to others in your community can be high.