Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for General Public

Isolation for a COVID positive individual is 5 days. The individual must be symptom free to have this shortened isolation timeframe and then continue to mask for 5 days after initial 5 days are complete. If still symptomatic, remain in isolation until symptoms dissipate.

Unvaccinated individuals or individuals who are more than 6 months out from their second Moderna or Pfizer vaccine (or more than 2 months out from J&J vaccine), who have been exposed to COVID-19, should quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

If a 5-day quarantine period is unattainable, the exposed individual must properly wear a well-fitted mask when around other for 10 days post exposure.

BOOSTER Vaccinated individuals DO NOT NEED TO QUARANTINE if they are exposed to a confirmed positive individual; however, they must wear a mask for 10 days after exposure. 

COVID-19 positive healthcare workers may return to work with a negative test after 7 days. Staffing shortages may change this isolation timeframe.

 

Isolation VS Quarantine:

  • Isolation is used for individuals who test positive for COVID-19
  • Quarantine is used for people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

 

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