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If I am exposed to the virus, how long do I have to quarantine?

If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months, or

Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months or

Have been boosted, or

Had a confirmed (tested positive on an FDA approved viral test) COVID-19 infection in the last 90 days:

  • You do not have to quarantine at home.
  • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure to the person with COVID-19.

-         Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days.

-         Test on day 5, if possible.

-         If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

 

If you:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted, or

Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted, or

Are unvaccinated

-         Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home, if possible.

-         For 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19, watch for fever (100.4?F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms.

-         If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and isolate until you receive your test results. If you test positive, follow isolation recommendations.

-         If you do not develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

·         If you test negative, you can leave your home, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19.

·         If you test positive, you should isolate for at least 5 days from the date of your positive test (if you do not have symptoms). If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days from the date your symptoms began (the date the symptoms started is day 0). Follow recommendations in the isolation section below.

·         If you are unable to get a test 5 days after last close contact with someone with COVID-19, you can leave your home after day 5 if you have been without COVID-19 symptoms throughout the 5-day period. Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after your date of last close contact when around others at home and in public.

Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.