Table 2

Exposed-HCW follow-up

Risky exposure type and risk levelManagement
Intense contact—high risk
  1. Symptom follow-up is performed by isolating at home for 7 days.

  2. If the symptom develops, the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test is performed on the symptom day, if no symptoms develop, on the seventh day after the last risky exposure.

  3. Those with negative test results start to work and are followed up in terms of symptoms for 14 days.

Intense contact—moderate risk
Close contact—high/moderate risk
  1. Works with a mask on. Active symptom follow-up is performed.

  2. If the symptom develops, the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test is performed on the symptom day, if no symptoms develop, on the seventh day after the last risky exposure.

Close/intense contact—low risk
  1. Works with a mask on.

  2. If the symptom develops, the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test is performed on the symptom day.

  • HCW, Healthcare worker; PPE, Personal protective equipment; RT-PCR, reverse-transcriptase PCR.