Close Contact Notification

Updated 4/26/21

We encourge anyone that tests positive for COVID-19 to notify people they were in close contact with of their possible exposure. 

Tested positive for COVID-19? Help slow the spread by notifying your close contacts of their exposure - How to notify close contacts

What to do if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or were in close contact with a positive case - Wisconsin DHS Website


If you were in close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19: Click Here

What counts as close contact?

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
  • Not sure if it was close contact? Contact risk assessment flow chart


Quarantine: If you are identified as a close contact, it is still recommended that you quarantine for 14 days: Click Here

Updated NSHD Quarantine Options - Options for shortening quarantine

DHS Announcement on New Options for Reducing Quarantine