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What to do if someone is tested Covid 19 positive?

The Ministry of Health has implemented a decision tree in order to take the right actions individually and collectively.
Download the decision tree (french only).

 

Covid-19 test: Coronavirus infection diagnosis procedure (with prescription only).

 

Table of contents


 

You are vulnerable

suffering from one of the following diseases:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • chronic respiratory diseases;
  • cancer;
  • immune weakness due to disease or therapy.

1) You have symptoms (fever, difficulty breathing, cough)

  • Contact your doctor by telephone.
  • If he/she is not available or if you do not have any, call the hotline: 8002 8080.
  • In a life-threatening emergency (aggravated symptoms), call 112.

2) You have no symptoms

  • Apply the 6 recommended barrier techniques daily.

BUT IF,
A) You have occasional contact with a confirmed COVID-19 person :

  • Put yourself on a self-quarantine for 14 days and check for symptoms of :
    • Fever (temperature taken 2x/day);
    • Breathing difficulties;
    • Coughing.

B) You live under the same roof as a confirmed COVID-19 person
or you have had intimate relations with a confirmed person (i.e. less than 2 meters for more than 15 minutes or for example a handshake).

STRICT RECOMMENDATION

  • Put yourself in a self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Isolate yourself from the infected person and check for the following symptoms:
    • Fever (temperature taken 2x/day);
    • Difficulty breathing;
    • Coughing.
  • If any of these symptoms appear,
    • Contact your doctor by telephone.
    • If he/she is not available or if you do not have any, call the hotline: 8002 8080.
    • In a life-threatening emergency (aggravated symptoms), call 112.

 

You are not vulnerable

1) You have symptoms (fever, difficulty breathing, cough)

  • Contact your doctor by telephone.
  • If he/she is not available or if you do not have any, call the hotline: 8002 8080.
  • In a life-threatening emergency (aggravated symptoms), call 112.

2) You have no symptoms

  • Apply the 6 recommended barrier techniques daily.

BUT IF,
A) You have occasional contact with a confirmed COVID-19 person :

  • Continue to apply the 6 recommended barrier techniques daily.

B) You live under the same roof as a confirmed COVID-19 person
or you have had intimate relations with a confirmed person (i.e. less than 2 meters for more than 15 minutes or for example a handshake) :

  • Week 1: Put yourself in a self-quarantine for 7days. Isolate yourself from the infected person and check for the following symptoms:
    • Fever (temperature taken 2x/day);
    • Difficulty breathing;
    • Coughing.
  • Week 2: Continue self-monitoring for 7 days, following the same rules.

If symptoms appear,

  • Contact your doctor by telephone.
  • If he/she is not available or if you do not have any, call the hotline: 8002 8080.
  • In a life-threatening emergency (aggravated symptoms), call 112.

C) If you were in close or direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 person
(i.e. less than 2 meters for more than 15 minutes or a handshake for example).

  • Put yourself on self-monitoring for 14 days, checking for symptoms of :
    • Fever (temperature taken 2x/day);
    • Difficulty breathing;
    • Coughing.

If symptoms appear,

  • Contact your doctor by telephone.
  • If he/she is not available or if you do not have any, call the hotline: 8002 8080.
  • In a life-threatening emergency (aggravated symptoms), call 112.

 

• Ministy of Health decision tree (PDF in french only) •

 

If you have a positive case in your premises

  • Make sure you clean up properly:
    • Desk and accessories;
    • Door handles;
    • Switches;
    • Elevator knobs;
    • Stair railings.
  • Close the premises for 24 hours

In general, do not exchange between colleagues:

  • Mice and keyboards;
  • Pens and notepads.