- CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, including church, and when around people who don’t live in your household.
- Please don your face covering after properly hand sanitizing prior to entry into the church building.
- Sign in using a “clean” pen or tell the recorder your first and last name upon entry for the purpose of contact tracing. Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep you, your family, and our community safe.
- Cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.
- The cloth face covering is only effective when fully covering your nose and mouth.
- Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 years old.
- PLEASE keep your face covering on until the person distributing the Eucharist is 6 feet or more away from you. Then, you may remove your face covering using one hand while consuming the host with the other. Immediately replace your face covering.
- Once outside, you may remove your face covering as long as you maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more from those outside of your household.
- Cloth face coverings should be laundered regularly.
*To prevent the further spread of disease, people who had contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others until 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19.
a. For most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset 1 and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms. i. A limited number of persons with severe illness may produce replication-competent virus beyond 10 days that may warrant extending duration of isolation and precautions for up to 20 days after symptom onset; consider consultation with infection control experts. b. For persons who never develop symptoms, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.
See Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination for answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccines.
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COVID-19 continues to create daily challenges for many Quad Citizens. To assist parents who may be working additional hours or have children learning from home, the Quad Cities Chamber has created an online resource guide. The guide is intended to help working parents gain access to childcare, remote learning support for their online-only students and mental health services to manage the stress and anxiety of balancing work while helping their children succeed in school. You can access the online guide here.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
Quarantine or isolation: What's the difference?
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.
People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again. People who develop symptoms again within 3 months of their first bout of COVID-19 may need to be tested again if there is no other cause identified for their symptoms.
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you