What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 or am in close contact of someone who tests positive?

  • If a person tests positive, their doctor will upload his/her information to a secured state database which then alerts Dartmouth’s Board of Health of a positive case
  • Dartmouth public health nurses will then follow up with that person to monitor symptoms and track self-isolation implementation
  • Dartmouth public health nurses will begin close contact tracing of the positive case which includes those living with the person and anyone who has been in contact with the person for a period of 15 minutes or longer and within a 6 foot distance - both criteria must be met. Those who meet this criteria will then be asked to self-quarantine 
  • Due to HIPPA law, names, locations, and other personal information cannot be shared with the public about any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. 
    • The Dartmouth Board of Health is continuously monitoring the situation in Dartmouth, Bristol County, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will continue to inform the public with any new and pertinent information