The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has broadened the definition of what it means to be a "close contact" of a person with COVID-19.
Previous language defined a close contact as someone who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of a person with a confirmed case.
The CDC now defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. People who are considered close contacts are supposed to quarantine and get tested for the coronavirus.
Visit the CDC website to learn more about how to prevent getting sick, symptoms to watch out for, when to get tested and more.