I’ve been hearing a lot about close contacts related to COVID-19, what does that mean?

I’ve been hearing a lot about close contacts related to COVID-19, what does that mean?

Answer

A close contact is someone with whom you have had prolonged (more than 15 minutes) contact at a close distance (within two metres) and without personal protective equipment, such as a non-medical mask. At this distance, respiratory drops from a person with COVID-19 who coughs, sneezes, sings or even simply talks, can land directly on your eyes, nose or mouth. For more information, visit this link.