How do I know if I’ve been exposed COVID-19?

When the public health nurses at the Ulster County Department of Health learn of a positive case of COVID-19, that individual is placed under mandatory quarantine and asked to contact anyone they may have exposed to inform them of that risk. The Ulster County contact tracing team is contacting people who are direct contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19.

Anyone who has been exposed to a COVID+ patient should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms and be in touch with a medical provider.  The ideal time to be tested after exposure is around 5 days, and testing capacity has been increased throughout New York State and Ulster County.