C E N T E R F O R D I S E A S E C O N T R O L ( C D C )
The CDC is a branch of the federal Department of Health and Human Services , whose mission is to increase the health security of our nation , saving lives , and protecting people from health threats . For more details , visit https :// www . cdc . gov /.
C L O S E C O N T A C T
Close contact , which is a term used in CWC ' s health screening requirements and in the Public Health task of contact tracing , refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes , regardless of whether masks were in use . An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours ( 2 days ) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 . Infected persons who do not have any symptoms can infect others . In addition , close contact includes other methods of exposure to the saliva of the infected persons , such as with kissing or sharing of eating utensils .
C O N T A C T T R A C I N G
Identifying and monitoring people who may have come into contact with an infected person . While CWC is committed to assisting local and county public health officials to complete this task , contact tracing is the responsibility of public health officials .
C O V I D - 1 9
COVID-19 is a virus that is spread by respiratory droplets from infected people caused by the SARS-CoV-2 and is an abbreviation for “ coronavirus disease 2019 ” ( CDC ).
E S S E N T I A L S E R V I C E S / F U N C T I O N S
Those activities and / or employee duties whose service or function cannot be performed effectively through remote means , or is required to ensure ongoing operations that are critical to the college .
M A S K S & F A C E C O V E R I N G S
In a non-medical setting , this document uses “ masks ” and “ face coverings ” interchangeably . These refer to any fabric covering of the lower face including the mouth and nose .
Q U A R A N T I N E V S . I S O L A T I O N
Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others . Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others , even in their own home .