• Are health care workers wearing personal protective equipment while treating a COVID-19 patient who is not wearing a mask classified as contacts?


    ○ Health care workers who use and dispose of personal protective equipment* in a manner deemed proper by each medical center are not classified as contacts.

    ○ A final decision is made on the scope of contact taking into account the symptoms displayed by the confirmed patient, whether the confirmed patient was wearing a mask, risk level of exposure, duration, etc.

     * Refer to Response Guidelines for Coronavirus-19 (local governments) Edition 7-4, Appendix p19