Urgent Message COVID-19 Updates »
Illustration of a person coughing.

What is a case?

A patient has a diagnosis of COVID-19.

Take Action: Isolate

Separate from people who are not sick to avoid spreading illness.

Illustration of a person close to a person who is coughing.

What is a contact?

An individual had close contact while the case patient was infectious.

Take Action: Quarantine

Stay at home to limit community exposure to illness and to see if symptoms develop.

Illustration of another person near the person who was designated a contact on in the previous image.

What is a contact of a contact?

An individual had or continues to have close contact with a contact.

Take Action: Everyday Preventative Actions

Wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean surfaces frequently. Be alert for symptoms.