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Can they force an entire family to isolate?

Asked by SergeantQueen (11751points) September 22nd, 2020

If I test positive, what happens to the family I live with?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes they can, we have a local news personality that has a 13 year old daughter that tested positive. All members of the household are isolated, he is doing the news from his dining room in the morning. She is on the third floor in a bedroom with a bathroom in full quarantine. Fourteen days after exposure for family.

That is the only way to stop the spread on COVID-19 (Trump skipped his Biology classes in high school and college).

If we started out with isolation for people in contact with positive tests we wouldn’t have 200,000 dead from COVID-19.

SergeantQueen's avatar

So If I test positive they will tell my parents and tell my parents work that they can’t go?

janbb's avatar

@SergeantQueen You can buy a simple non-invasive pulse oximeter online that measures you oxygenation rate. It your rate is good, you should be fairly sure that your test will be negative. Do some reading on it.

SergeantQueen's avatar

I already got tested.

I just went and said “fuck it” and did it. Will deal with consequences as they come I guess

janbb's avatar

^^ Were you positive?

SergeantQueen's avatar

I just got back about 45 mins ago so I have no clue yet.

SergeantQueen's avatar

No symptoms I do know that. But that doesn’t mean much I guess. Asymptomatic is a thing

hmmmmmm's avatar

What state are you in?

Here is the guidelines. My understanding is that, here at least, isolation is voluntary and not legal. And doesn’t reference family at all. I don’t think that’s a thing.

jca2's avatar

Here in NY, we have to do a health questionnaire at work, school and dentist and doctor visits. One of the questions is “were you exposed to a person who tested positive?” If the answer is yes, you’re not allowed at work, school or dentist or doctor. They say “stay home.”

SergeantQueen's avatar

I am in Wisconsin

hmmmmmm's avatar

Here are WI guidelines.

SergeantQueen's avatar

So they will ask them to stay home but they wont force them to

Kardamom's avatar

“They” may not be able to “force” them, but anyone of good conscience should choose to isolate and quarantine if they test positive, or if they were exposed to someone who tested positive. It is the only way this country is ever going to get a handle on this thing. It should be obvious.

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