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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated July 2, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does the risk of potential exposure.

But what actually constitutes exposure to the novel coronavirus? How does contact tracing help identify who has been exposed to COVID-19? And, what should you do if you learn you’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

We spoke with our infectious diseases and infection...

Graphic of widely spaced masked individuals connected by dotted lines representing possible COVID-19 exposure

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