For this reason, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Goodhue County Health and Human Services (GCHHS) ask any newly diagnosed person with COVID-19 to personally notify anyone they have had close contact with and direct them to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with you. Close contact generally means being less than 6 feet from someone with COVID-19 for 15 minutes, cumulative (not consecutive) or more throughout a 24-hour period. However, even shorter periods of time or longer distances can result in spread of the virus. This notification should be shared with any person in contact with the positive case while they had symptoms AND during the 48 hours before symptoms developed. If asymptomatic, please notify close contacts from the 48 hours before being tested.
More information about what to do if you have COVID-19.
Information about what to do if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.