Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide
ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
This resource from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, reviews the steps to notifying your contacts if you've been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Close Contact: Anyone who was close to you (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) starting 2 days before your symptoms began. This is when you were contagious. If you have no symptoms, start 2 days before you were tested for COVID.
Who are your close contacts? Tips:
Once you have your list of close contacts, they need to be told they were exposed to COVID-19. Do you want to remain anonymous?
Tell your contacts to stay home, get tested, and monitor for symptoms. Send them this guide with instructions and resources. Your close contacts need information about staying at home for quarantine from the CDC.
You should stay home to quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure. This means you should not leave your home for any
reason (including work and social gatherings), except to be tested. This guide can help you determine what date you can end quarantine. Use this COVID-19 symptom checker to check your symptoms.
Be alert—if you develop symptoms or test positive, you should isolate. Please stay away from others, especially those who are older or have underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity or cancer. If you live with the person who exposed you, make sure both of you wear masks at home
Get tested for COVID-19 seven days after you were exposed. You should wait at least 7 days because getting tested too early could produce inaccurate results.
Contact your healthcare provider or use our testing site map to locate a site near you. If you develop symptoms after an exposure to COVID-19, you should act as if you have COVID-19 and continue to stay home and isolate (except to be tested).
PA residents should consider downloading the COVID Alert PA app on their phones to quickly and anonymously notify others with the app if you test positive.
This resource created by City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health