State health officials say it’s *very* important for Minnesotans to understand: Even if you have not had a test for COVID or can’t get one, you should still stay home if you have *any* respiratory symptoms. The Health Department’s Kris Ehresmann has this guide for families or others in close settings:
“Dad comes home with symptoms. He now isolates himself for the duration of his symptoms. The rest of the family starts a 14-day period in which they’re monitoring themselves for symptoms and staying out of the public.”
Ehresman says anyone with respiratory symptoms must self-quarantine until three days after those symptoms fully abate.