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COVID-19 in Maine Overview

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'What Happens if I Have Contact with a COVID-19 Case?' infographic

What Happens if I Have Contact with a COVID-19 Case?

I THINK I had contact with a COVID-19 case. What now?
If you had contact with someone who you think has COVID-19:
You should:

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if symptoms develop.
  • Quarantine is not recommended.
  • Maine CDC will contact you if you are identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case.

I AM a close contact of a COVID-19 case. What now?
If you had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a COVID-19 case:

  • Quarantine at home for 14 days after last exposure.
  • Take your temperature 2x per day.
  • Monitor for fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if symptoms develop.
  • If you live with your close contact, you must stay in quarantine until 14 days after they are released from isolation.

Will Maine CDC contact me if I am a close contact?
To slow the spread of disease, Maine CDC contact tracers will reach out to you to inform you that you are a close contact of a COVID-19 case and to enroll you in a new self-monitoring system called SARA AlertTM.
The SARA AlertTM System:

  • Allows exposed individuals to self-monitor and report any symptoms.
  • Always maintains privacy.

You can choose between three methods of SARA AlertTM communication:
Phone
Email
Text

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CDC 'Stop the Spread of Germs' infographic

Stop the Spread of Germs

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

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Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.

Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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