What do contact tracing and close contact mean?

Plumas County Public Health conducts a case investigation and does contact tracing with all residents who test positive. If someone is identified as having "close contact" with someone who has tested positive, then the "close contact" will be scheduled by Public Health to be tested.

A "close contact" is an individual who has had approximately 15 minutes or more of contact within 6 feet without both people wearing a mask.

If you traveled outside of the county, or if someone outside of the county traveled to see you inside of Plumas County and you were informed that you had close contact with a positive COVID-19 individual, please contact the Plumas County Public Health Agency Clinic at (530) 283-6300 for further instructions.

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1. What should I do if I get sick or someone in my house gets sick?
2. What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
3. What is the difference between symptomatic and asymptomatic testing?
4. What do contact tracing and close contact mean?
5. What increases your risk of infection?
6. I recently traveled outside of Plumas County or someone outside of the county came to visit me and later tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?
7. Is there a cost to get tested?
8. Can someone test negative and later test positive on a viral test for COVID-19?
9. How can I get tested for a past infection (antibody test) and what does my test mean?