Know your exposure risk if you were around a person with COVID-19.
Consider these factors to help determine the likelihood that you were infected.
Risk of transmission is increased when:
• Exposure time is longer. Contact longer than 15 minutes is more likely to result in transmission than two minutes of contact.
• A person is coughing, singing, shouting, or breathing heavily due to exertion.
• You are around people who are symptomatic.
• You are close to someone who is infected with COVID-19. Crowded settings can increase your chances of being close to someone with COVID-19.
Risk of transmission is decreased when:
• One person is wearing a mask. If both people are wearing masks, the risk is substantially decreased.
• Activities are outdoors.