Latest Information - Updated 5/3/23
People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask or respirator when indoors in public.
It is most important to wear a well-fitting mask or respirator correctly that is comfortable for you and that provides good protection. While all masks and respirators provide some level of protection, properly fitting respirators (such as N95 and KN95) provide the highest level of protection.
Quarantine Guidance after testing positive for COVID-19:
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.
End quarantine based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were. Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of quarantine.
If you had no symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
If you had symptoms and your symptoms are improving, you may end quarantine after day 5 if you are fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
If your symptoms are not improving, continue to quarantine until you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
If you had symptoms and had moderate illness (you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing, you should quarantine through day 10.
If you had symptoms and had severe illness (you were hospitalized) or have a weakened immune system, you need to quarantine through day 10 and consult with your doctor before ending quarantine.
** As of May 11, 2023, EDSI will no longer credit PTO time back for time taken due to COVID-19. If you have COVID-19, please request PTO.
Please check this page regularly for any new changes.
How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
Cloth face coverings should:
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
- Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
- Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
- A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?
- Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
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