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Isolation & Quarantine

These guidelines are for the general public, including K-12 students and staff. Healthcare workers should follow their own isolation and quarantine guidance.

If You Test Positive (Isolation)

  • Isolate at home for at least 5 days
    • If you do not have symptoms, your symptoms are mild and improving and you are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine: isolation can end after day 5
    • If you have a fever: isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves
    • If you have symptoms (other than a fever) that are not improving: continue to isolate until your symptoms are improving or until after day 10
    • If you have severe symptoms, are at high risk of serious disease or have questions concerning care: Contact your healthcare provider for available treatments
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially indoors

If You Have Been Exposed to Someone with COVID (Quarantine)

  • You don't have symptoms: You don't need to quarantine if you don't have symptoms, but you should take a COVID test 3-5 days after you were exposed to see if you're infected. It's recommended you wear a mask around others for 10 days after the exposure.
  • You have symptoms: Stay home and get tested as soon as possible to determine infection status. Even if you test negative, you should still wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others (even at home) for 10 days after you were last exposed.