2022 COVID-19 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department created these safety considerations based on CDC and DHS guidance and recommendations to monitor local transmission to inform decision making. This is an evolving process, and this document may be updated as new data becomes available and more of the population becomes eligible for vaccination.

HELP STOP THE SPREAD

  • Get vaccinated
  • Use masks correctly, especially when community transmission levels are high
  • Physically distance as much as possible
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Stay home when sick and get tested
  • Maintain cleaning and sanitation routines

ISOLATION & QUARANTINE

ISOLATION

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE: Regardless of vaccination status, stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. If you have symptoms, isolation starts the first day of symptoms and is considered day zero.

If you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications and have symptom improvement,

-OR-

you have no symptoms, you can end isolation with continued mask use for 5 additional days (day 6 through day 10). If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should isolate for 10 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUARANTINE

WOPHD recommends quarantining if you have close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive, with some exceptions (see below):

To download/print the full 2022 COVID-19 Safety Consideration document click HERE.

EXCEPTION TO QUARANTINE

You do not need to quarantine if you have had a reported (e.g. lab verified) positive COVID-19 test within the last 90 days. If you develop symptoms in your 90-day period, contact your healthcare provider for guidance. Vaccinated adolescents who are not yet eligible for a booster do not need to quarantine.

TESTING

Testing is recommended for individuals with close contact to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID -19 and individuals with signs or symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Testing locations can be found HERE.