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COVID-19 Exposure Guidelines for Employees

Exposed to COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status or previous COVID-19 infection


Isolation and Quarantine Calculator | Washington State Department of Health

Day 0 is day of last known exposure

  • Wear a high-quality mask (e.g., N95 or KN95) for 10 full days after exposure.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 full days after exposure.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • Take general public health precautions, especially when symptomatic.
  • Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

When to Test

  • If you have symptoms, get tested immediately.
  • If you have NO symptoms, get tested at least five full days after your last exposure (Day 6).


When to End Precautions

  • Continue precautions for 10 full days after Day 0 exposure.

Other Actions/Test Access/Reporting


  • COVID-19 test access
  • If you test positive (reporting)
    • If you test positive, please report your positive (or negative) COVID-19 status at the following link. The process takes approximately 2-3 minutes.
      Say Yes! COVID Test Digital Assistant
      Reporting to the State of Washington is a way for public health entities to know the incidence and prevalence of COVID-19 in the state. It is also a way for the state to provide supports when and where needed.

Other Resources

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Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at CDC COVID-19, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) at DOH COVID-19, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests.