COVID-19 contact tracing definitions | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
Coronavirus update

COVID-19 contact tracing definitions

positive case

Positive case
If you have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19, self-isolate until

  • you have gone 24 hours with no fever (without medication) and
  • respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) and
  • 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Please use the self reporting form if you have received a positive COVID-19 test

close contact

Close contact
If you have been in recent close contact (closer than six feet for longer than 15 minutes cumulative in a 24-hour period) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must stay home for 14 days from the last day of contact. Please monitor your symptoms.

Please use the self reporting form if you have been identified as a close contact.

contact of a contact

Contact of a contact
If you are in close contact with someone who has been identified as a contact of a positive case of COVID-19, you may continue with normal activity. If the person you were in close contact with develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, however, you should treat yourself as a close contact.


*Guidance provided by Stark County Health Department

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