You may be able to shorten your quarantine time. Read Below.
(Updated by ODH through CDC, 12/4/20)

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I’ve Been Tested for Coronavirus. Now what?

Waiting for Test Results

I Tested Positive. Now what?

Quarantine Checklist

Contact Tracing Prep List


If you, or someone you know, has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, please quarantine yourself at home to prevent the spread and wait for Richland Public Health to contact you.

Richland Public Health cannot do any case investigation or contact tracing until we have the official lab results on your diagnosis, which can take up to several days after your initial testing. After we receive those results, someone from Richland Public Health will be in contact with you as soon as we are able.

We understand that this wait can be inconvenient, but in the meantime please isolate yourself and quarantine any direct contacts that have been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, going back to 2 days prior to when your symptoms began.

To better serve you and any direct contacts, please have full names, phone numbers, address, and date of birth ready for when we call. This will make the process go efficiently and quickly.

For any medical emergency, please call 911.

If you need to find a testing site in Richland County, please click this link:

UPDATED INFORMATION for November 30, 2020 on Quarantining & Contact Tracing


If you tested positive between November 19 and November 24, you will receive a letter from Richland Public Health confirming your positive results. You may need this letter for your school or place of employment. Please follow all the information in the letter. There is no need to call the Health Department.

Richland Public Health is concentrating on calling individuals who tested positive for cases reported to us starting November 25. Richland Public Health is following the updated quarantine guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC. That information can be found here:

Richland Public Health is joining most local health departments in the United State and doing contact tracing by proxy. If you have tested positive, you are being asked to call your own list of close contacts. Those testing positive starting November 25 will be informed on the phone and will be asked to their own contact tracing. Please make sure that your phone can receive voicemail if you do not pick up our call. For those who tested positive between Nov. 19-24, please see the letter for information on calling your own close contacts.

For updated Contact Tracing information see this link:


Ohio Department of Health coronavirus information

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus information

World Health Organization coronavirus information