While the general public feels that it is safe to get back to normal, looking at the data tells us we still should take proper precautions.
The chart provided displays up-to-date, realtime numbers of the current cases, deaths, active cases, as well as critical and recovered patients in the United States. To stay safe, people should test when they display symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to: 
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


INDICAID® PoC (Professional) COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Downloads



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*Infectious agent antigen detection by immunoassay technique, (e.g., enzyme immunoassay [EIA], enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA], immunochemiluminometric assay [IMCA]) qualitative or >semiquantitative, multiple-step method; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (e.g., SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19]).
Source: American Medical Association, June 2020




Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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Fundamental activities that involve working with a person with COVID-19 (index case) who has been diagnosed with an infectious disease to identify and provide support to people who may have been infected (close contacts) through exposure to the person with COVID-19. This process prevents further transmission of disease by separating people who have (or may have) an infectious disease from people who do not.

Close Contact through proximity and duration of exposure: Someone who was less than 6 feet away from 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). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting from 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic people, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date), until they meet the criteria for ending isolation.

  • Exception: In the K–12 indoor classroom setting or a structured outdoor setting where mask use can be observed (i.e., holding class outdoors with educator supervision), the close contact definition excludes students who were between 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.

This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.

Public Health Recommendations:

People who are identified as a close contact will need to take steps to manage their exposure according to CDC guidelines. Recommendations for close contacts to quarantine, get tested, and wear a mask after an exposure to COVID-19 will vary depending on vaccination status and history of prior COVID-19 diagnosis within the past 90 days. Follow the recommendations below based on vaccination status or history of prior infection in the past 90 days.

  • People who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated should quarantine and get tested immediately after being identified as a close contact. If the test is negative, they should get tested again 5–7 days after last exposure and continue to quarantine. If symptoms develop during quarantine, they should isolate and get tested immediately.
  • People who are fully vaccinated should get tested 5-7 days after coming into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days or until they test negative. If symptoms develop, they should isolate and get tested immediately.
  • People who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered should wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days after exposure, monitor for symptoms, and consult with a healthcare professional for testing recommendations if they develop new symptoms.

Additional Information:

A number of factors can influence a person’s risk of exposure to COVID-19, including the type, proximity, and duration of their exposure, environmental factors (such as crowding and ventilation), vaccination status, COVID-19 infection in the previous 90 days, and mask use.

Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step that people can take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. In some settings, mask use may be a factor in determining close contact, or in determining recommendations for follow-up after an exposure.

Report of person with COVID-19 and meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence.

The timeframe when the case was likely infectious and not under isolation. This is the time period for which possible contacts should be elicited.

Workers in 16 different sectors pdf icon[810 KB, 19 Pages]external icon including Chemical, external iconCommercial Facilities, external iconCommunications, external iconCritical Manufacturing, external iconDams, external iconDefense Industrial Base, external iconEmergency Services, external iconEnergy, external iconFinancial Services, external iconFood and Agriculture, external iconGovernment Facilities, external iconHealthcare and Public Health, external iconInformation Technology, external iconNuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste, external iconTransportation Systems, external iconand Water and Wastewater Systems. external iconThese workers include: (a) federal, state and local law enforcement; (b) 911 call center employees; (c) fusion center employees; (d) public and private hazardous material responders; (e) janitorial and custodial staff; (f) workers and contractors in the food and agriculture, critical manufacturing, informational technology, transportation, energy, and government facilities industries. Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 pdf icon[355 KB, 1 Page].

Having come into contact with a cause of, or possessing a characteristic that is a determinant of, a particular health problem. Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice.

Law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials. EMS Guidance.

All paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to people with COVID-19 or infectious materials, including body substances; contaminated medical supplies, devices, and equipment; contaminated environmental surfaces; or contaminated air.
Period of time between exposure to an infection and onset of symptoms.

The separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for public health purposes may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.

Households that consist of more than two generations living under the same roof external icon. Many researchers also include households with a grandparent and at least one other generation.

Report of person meeting clinical AND epidemiologic evidence of COVID-19 but without confirmatory laboratory evidence.

The separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic from others who have not been so exposed to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. Quarantine may be voluntary or compelled by federal, state, or local public health order.

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