I’ve Been Alerted.
You received a notification from MD COVID Alert because you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. What’s next?
HOW DO I DETERMINE MY DATE OF EXPOSURE?
To determine your date of exposure on an iPhone, go to Settings and open Exposure Notifications. The exposure date is found under “You might have been exposed to COVID-19…” On an Android phone, your date of exposure is conveyed in the alert message under “possible exposure date.”
If you receive an exposure alert, you should immediately start to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and indoors in public for a full 10 days after your last exposure date. You should get tested 5 full days after your last exposure date and follow testing guidance here.
You can find more information in the FAQs about Isolation and Post-Exposure Precautions
MONITOR YOUR HEALTH
Watch for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. If you develop any of these symptoms within 10 days of your exposure get tested immediately and begin to isolate.
What to do after you receive an alert
We recommend that you get tested 5 days after exposure. Contact your health care provider or visit covidtest.maryland.gov to find testing locations near you. Make sure you wear a mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others when you go to get tested.
ANSWER THE CALL
You may receive a call, text or email from our contact tracers. Please answer if you see MD COVID or 240-466-4488 on your caller ID or follow the link provided by the text from 51454 or email from email@example.com.
You could receive a call, text or email if an individual with COVID-19 shares with a contact tracer that they were in close contact with you while infectious. The contact tracer will call you and provide guidance on how to monitor for symptoms and when to get tested. This process was developed to help prevent further spread of COVID-19.
A contact tracer will never ask you for your social security number, financial or bank account information, or personal details unrelated to COVID-19.
If you have questions about MD COVID Alert that are not in the FAQs, please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.