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I recently returned to work or school after recovering from COVID-19. If I am identified as a close contact of someone who currently has COVID-19, do I have to quarantine?
There are situations in which a close contact who has recently recovered from COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine.
- If you do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19, and …
- You were diagnosed with COVID-19 by either (1) a positive RT-PCR or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 RNA within the last 90 days, or (2) a health care provider based on symptoms, and 90 days or less have passed since symptoms began, OR, you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, then quarantine is not required.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, then …
- You must begin self-isolation immediately and consult with a medical provider to determine if you may have been re-infected with SARS-CoV-2 or if symptoms are caused by another illness.