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What To Do When You Test Positive For COVID-19: A Reminder

27 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s a cold and harsh fact that many north central Ohioans are testing positive for COVID-19 each day.

For many, this is not the first time that a family member or other co-resident has had a positive test. Most of us also know someone who has been diagnosed on more than one occasion.

Although we are nearing the two year anniversary of the arrival of the pandemic, it still makes sense to share reminders of precautions to take if that test is for you or someone in your home. To that end, Richland Public Health has reissued a set of guidelines on what to do in such circumstances.

If you, or someone you know, has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, please quarantine yourself at home to prevent the spread and wait for Richland Public Health to contact you.

Richland Public Health cannot do any case investigation or contact tracing until we have the official lab results on your diagnosis, which can take up to several days after your initial testing. After we receive those results, someone from Richland Public Health will be in contact with you as soon as we are able.

We understand that this wait can be inconvenient, but in the meantime please isolate yourself and quarantine any direct contacts that have been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, going back to 2 days prior to when your symptoms began.

To better serve you and any direct contacts, please have full names, phone numbers, address, and date of birth ready for when we call. 

This will make the process go efficiently and quickly.

For any medical emergency, please call 911.

If you test positive at home, contact Richland Public Health at this link.

If you have questions regarding quarantine, click here.

For questions on employees with COVID-19, click here.

Testing kits are available; click here. Please note that as of Monday afternoon, Richland Public Health is out of home test kits. They will provide an update when more are available.

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