How do I know I was exposed?
- A family member, friend, acquaintance, roommate or co-worker has spent time with you when they were infectious with COVID-19.
But I've been vaccinated, now what?
- It depends when and how many doses you have received.
HOW MANY DOSES OF VACCINE
HAVE YOU RECEIVED?
DO YOU NEED TO
DO YOU NEED TO
|NONE||Yes||Yes, for 14 days after your last exposure|
|1 DOSE ONLY||Yes||Yes, for 14 days after your last exposure|
2 DOSES AND THE LAST DOSE WAS
IN THE LAST 14 DAYS
|Yes||Yes, for 14 days after your last exposure|
2 DOSES AND BOTH DOSES WERE
MORE THAN 2 WEEKS AGO
No, unless you work in a
high risk setting
ONLY if you have symptoms and until they
are improved for 48 hours
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
· Common: fever, chills, cough, tired, muscle aches, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea
- Less frequent: shortness of breath, sore throat, new or unusual worsening of chronic conditions, decreased or loss of appetite, new loss of smell and/or taste
- Rare: confusion, runny nose, fainting, skin rashes, eye symptoms
What does self-isolation mean?
- STAY HOME
- DO NOT leave your private property. This means do not go to work, stores, malls, restaurants, places of worship, social events or any other public setting.
- STAY and SLEEP in a completely separate room from others in your home. USE a separate bathroom if you can.
- A negative test result for a close contact does not mean that you can stop self-isolating earlier than 14 days after the last exposure.
- Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/self-isolation for more information
What is a high risk setting?
- Hospitals, long term care facilities, personal care homes, group homes, correctional facilities, homeless shelters
I work in a high risk setting, what should I do as a close contact?
- GET TESTED
- If you are FULLY IMMUNIZED, you do not need to SELF-ISOLATE
- If you are not fully immunized, SELF-ISOLATE for 14 days after the last exposure.
- If you have symptoms, you are not permitted to return to work until symptoms have significantly improved for 48 hours or your end of isolation date – whichever is later.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
What should the people I live with do while I self-isolate?
· If they are 12 year of age and older, GET IMMUNIZED.
- If they have had two doses of vaccine more than 2 weeks ago, there is no need to get tested or self-isolate, unless they have symptoms.
- If they have symptoms, GET TESTED and SELF-ISOLATE until symptoms have improved for 48 hours.
- If your child is a close contact and cannot self-isolate alone, a parent or guardian should stay with them. The parent or guardian will not need to self-isolate. However, choose a consistent person and minimize unnecessary outings and interactions with others during the child's self-isolation period.
General Advice for Everyone