How to Tell If You're a Close Contact of Someone With COVID

COVID Message for Monday, Sept. 20, 2021

Saint Mary’s continues to keep a close eye on our community to guard against the spread of COVID-19. Please check our COVID-19 website often for updates and FAQ’s like these:

How do I know if I’ve been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

You are a close contact if you have been within 6 feet of an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Read more about Saint Mary’s Contact Tracing Team here.

Close contacts will only need to quarantine themselves if they are not fully vaccinated, or if they are fully vaccinated and experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

If you are identified as a close contact by Saint Mary’s COVID team, they will contact you. If you think you’ve been a close contact, you can report it here.

What do I do if I think I might have COVID-19? 

  • If you have a health emergency of any kind, call 911 or Public Safety at (925) 631-4284.

  • If you live on campus and have a COVID or non-covid related question, contact the Health and Wellness Center at (925) 631-4254. Its website is here. You can also check the Contra Costa County COVID website here and call their Call Center at (844) 729-8410.. 

  • If you live off campus, contact the Contra Costa County Health Department at the COVID-19 Call Center: (844) 729-8410. Open Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • There is a CA state COVID hotline at 1-(833)-422-4255, Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat.–Sun, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • You can also call a 24/7 non-emergency advice hotline for COVID and non-COVID related stress/trauma: California Warm Peer Line: (855) 845‑7415

  • You’ll find all the latest facts on COVID in our area on the CCC Health Dept. website. Saint Mary’s strictly follows the county guidelines.

Stay well! Check our COVID website frequently for updates!