Current Status: Statewide Mask Mandate Lifted

As Nevada continues to recover from the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, and tools to combat the severity of illness are more widely available, Emergency Directive 052 lifts the requirements for face masks statewide.

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Current Status: Statewide Mask Mandate Lifted

As Nevada continues to recover from the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 pandemic, and tools to combat the severity of illness are more widely available, Emergency Directive 052 lifts the requirements for face masks statewide.

Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Positive

COVID-19 Positive

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If you have any of these symptoms and have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get a COVID-19 test.

Isolate until you receive test results

How do I get a COVID-19 Test?

Click on the following resources to find access to a COVID-19 test near you:

I’ve Had a Close Contact, Now What?

A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour period). An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 2 days before the person has symptoms (or 2 days before their positive test if they do not have symptoms).  If you are a close contact, it is important to take precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that can occur before becoming symptomatic. You can use CDC’s COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator and Isolation Calculator to determine when, and for how long, you need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations (persons who have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 5 months or completed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past 2 months, or those who have received a booster shot at any time) you do not need to quarantine according to CDC guidelines.  However, the following actions should still be taken:

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are not up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, you should quarantine and take the following actions:

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and have had a confirmed COVID-19 test within the past 90 days, CDC guidelines do not require a quarantine, but the following actions must still be taken:

CDC Close Contact Definition and Measures

As COVID-19 protection measures evolve, it can be hard to keep track of what to do and when to do it. We have compiled this guide with the most recent CDC guidance to help limit community spread of the COVID-19 virus.


I tested positive for COVID-19, Now What?

If you are at high-risk for severe COVID-19, it is important to consider seeking immediate treatment.  In order to reduce severe outcomes, such as, hospitalization and death, it is best to seek COVID-19 treatment immediately.

Anyone with the following risk factors is at greater risk of severe disease, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19:

Click on the Nevada Health Response treatment page for more information and to find a treatment center near you:  https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-treatment/


In addition, when you test positive for COVID-19, it is important to take the necessary steps to prevent spreading the infection to your family, friends, and other people:

Isolate

When you test positive for COVID-19, it is important to avoid others by staying home and to isolate from others in your home during that period.  You isolate when you are sick or when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms.

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.

If you are waiting on your test results, it is important to start your isolation if you have the following symptoms:

Continue isolation if you test positive for COVID-19.

If your COVID-19 test is negative, continue to stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications, except to get medical care or other necessities.

Calculating Isolation Period:
Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or the day of your positive viral test if you do not have symptoms.

Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or after your test specimen was collected.
If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days. (i.e. the completion of five full days after your first day of symptoms or positive test).

If you did NOT have COVID-19 symptoms

If you had symptoms of COVID-19, but did not become severely ill:

If you were severely ill with COVID-19 (i.e. a person who is hospitalized or needed intensive medical care) you should isolate for at least 10 days and consult your doctor before ending isolation.

What to do for isolation

What to do between days 5 and 10 if you meet the criteria for ending isolation at day 5:

CDC Quarantine & Isolation

As COVID-19 protection measures evolve, it can be hard to keep track of what to do and when to do it. We have compiled this guide with the most recent CDC guidance to help limit community spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

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