Covid-19 Quarantine & Isolation Recommendations


 

Covid-19 Quarantine & Isolation Recommendations

*These recommendations were taken from the current CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19. People with COVID-19 and close contacts should follow the recommendations outlined on this page.

These recommendations do not change based on COVID-19 community levels. Additional guidelines can be found at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html 

 

Quarantine

 If you were exposed

Quarantine and stay away from others when you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Isolate

If you are sick or test positive

Isolate when you are sick or when you have COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms.

 

When to Stay Home

Calculating Quarantine:

  • The date of your exposure is considered day 0. 
  • Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19.
  • Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days.

 

 

IF YOU:

  • Were exposed to COVID-19
  • are NOT up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations

 

Quarantine

Quarantine for at least 5 days.

Stay home

  • Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask if you must be around others in your home.
  • Do not travel

Get tested
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

 

After quarantine

Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Avoid travel
It is best to avoid travel until a full 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms:

  • Isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Continue to stay home until you know the results.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others.
  • Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitting mask

  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a well-fitting mask.

If you must travel during days 6-10, take precautions.

Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

 

IF YOU:

  • Were exposed to COVID-19
  • are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations

 

No quarantine
You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

Get tested
Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Watch for symptoms
Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms:

  • Isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Continue to stay home until you know the results.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others.
  • Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitting mask

  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a well-fitting mask.

Take precautions if traveling

Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

 

 

IF YOU:

  • were exposed to COVID-19
  • had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test)

 

No Quarantine
You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

Watch for symptoms
Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms:

  • Isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Continue to stay home until you know the results.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others.
  • Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitting mask

  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a well-fitting mask.

Take precautions if traveling

Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

 

Calculating Isolation

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. 

Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.

If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.

 

 

IF YOU:

  • Tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status

 

Stay home for at least 5 days
Stay home for 5 days and isolate from others in your home.

Wear a well-fitting mask if you must be around others in your home.

Do not travel.

 

Ending isolation if you had symptoms
End isolation after at least 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.

Ending isolation if you did NOT have symptoms

End isolation after at least 5 full days after your positive test.

If you got very sick from COVID-19 or have a weakened immune system

  • You should isolate for at least 10 days.
  • Consult your doctor before ending isolation.
  • Take precautions until day 10

Wear a well-fitting mask

  • Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public.
  • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.

Do not travel
Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.

Avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

 

 

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