Hilltop Covid Safety Protocols

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-HILLTOP’S SAFETY PROTOCOLS 
Our Safety Protocols will remain the same, which includes but not limited to: sanitizing our
building before each Service, temperature checks upon entering the building, wearing face
coverings 
and social distancing. We are aware of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)
 recommendations but our Leadership feels it is in our congregations best interest to continue to take needed steps to keep all of our members and visitors as safe as possible.  Your continued cooperation is appreciated.

 

CDC Guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation

When to Isolate
 

Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have COVID-19You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. If your results are positive, follow the full isolation recommendations below. If your results are negative, you can end your isolation.

 
IF YOU TEST
Negative

You can end your isolation

 
IF YOU TEST
Positive

Follow the full isolation recommendations below

 

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you had no symptoms

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you received your positive test result)
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
  • If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset

If you had symptoms

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started
 
 
Isolation
 

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.

 
 
Ending Isolation
 

End isolation based on how serious your COVID-19 symptoms were.

 

If you had no symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5.

 

If you had symptoms

You may end isolation after day 5 if:

  • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
  • Your symptoms are improving

If you still have fever or your other symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve.

If you had moderate illness (if you experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing), or severe illness (you were hospitalized) due to COVID-19, or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10.

If you had severe illness or have a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you.

If you are unsure if your symptoms are moderate or severe or if you have a weakened immune system, talk to a healthcare provider for further guidance.

 

Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11. Remember to wear a high-quality mask when indoors around others at home and in public and not go places where you are unable to wear a mask until you are able to discontinue masking (see below). For travel guidance, see CDC’s Travel webpage.

Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.

 
 
Removing Your Mask
 

After you have ended isolation, when you are feeling better (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms improving),

  • Wear your mask through day 10.

OR

  • If you have access to antigen tests, you should consider using them. With two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10.

Note: If your antigen test results1 are positive, you may still be infectious. You should continue wearing a mask and wait at least 48 hours before taking another test. Continue taking antigen tests at least 48 hours apart until you have two sequential negative results. This may mean you need to continue wearing a mask and testing beyond day 10.

 

After you have ended isolation, if your COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart your isolation at day 0. Talk to a healthcare provider if you have questions about your symptoms or when to end isolation.

Contact Us

Hilltop Church of Christ
2101 Martin Luther King Blvd. NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: (863) 293-1791
Fax: (863) 401-3521
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