Originally Posted on March 20, 2020
𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨.
It is the duty of the supervisor per the General Order: POST EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN G04-09 and Special Order: DEPARTMENT RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) S04-09
*𝙊𝙁𝙁𝙄𝘾𝙀𝙍'𝙎 𝙋𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀 𝙀𝙉𝙎𝙐𝙍𝙀 𝘽𝙊𝙏𝙃 𝘼𝙍𝙀 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙋𝙇𝙀𝙏𝙀𝘿
1.) 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙋𝙇𝙀𝙏𝙀 𝘼 𝙍𝙀𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏 𝙊𝙁 𝙀𝙓𝙋𝙊𝙎𝙐𝙍𝙀 𝙏𝙊 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙈𝙐𝙉𝙄𝘾𝘼𝘽𝙇𝙀 𝘿𝙄𝙎𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀/𝙃𝘼𝙕𝘼𝙍𝘿𝙊𝙐𝙎 𝙈𝘼𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙄𝘼𝙇 𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈
2.) 𝘾𝙊𝙈𝙋𝙇𝙀𝙏𝙀 𝘼𝙉 𝙄𝙊𝘿 𝙍𝙀𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏
Use the CDC and CDPH definitions for "Close Contact" and "Direct Contact" as guidelines and ensure you IOD Report is very detailed
Subjective (believed) or confirmed to have Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
D͟i͟r͟e͟c͟t͟ ͟c͟o͟n͟t͟a͟c͟t͟ ͟i͟s͟ ͟d͟e͟f͟i͟n͟e͟d͟ ͟a͟s͟:͟
Contact with infectious secretions of a believed or confirmed COVID-19 case (e.g., coughs, sneezes, any mucous membrane, blood or simply skin to skin)
– and / or –
C͟l͟o͟s͟e͟ ͟c͟o͟n͟t͟a͟c͟t͟ ͟i͟s͟ ͟d͟e͟f͟i͟n͟e͟d͟ ͟a͟s͟:͟
Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a believed or confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case
*** There is the possibility that a person can contract COVID-19 by occupying a room with a “possible” COVID-19 person for an extensive period of time or touching a surface or object that has or could have the virus on it due to the room or area having NOT been sanitized yet.
https://www.nih.gov/news-event... virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. The study information was widely shared during the past two weeks after the researchers placed the contents on a preprint server to quickly share their data with colleagues.