If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should quarantine and monitor your symptoms to see if you get sick.
If you have symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, you should isolate so that you do not pass the virus to others.
If you think you may have been exposed or test positive for COVID-19, it is very important to stay home and limit your interaction with others in your household and in public as much as possible. Stay at least six feet apart from others and avoid having any unnecessary visitors, especially people who are at high risk of severe illness.
If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you don’t need to quarantine or get tested again for up to three months, as long as you don’t develop symptoms. Additionally, you don’t need to quarantine if you have been vaccinated, it’s been two weeks since your last dose, and you don’t have symptoms. However, you should get tested within 3-5 days of exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result.
If you have questions about whether or not you should quarantine, contact your healthcare provider.
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or that you have been exposed to the virus, you should consult your place of work for specific guidance about whether to stay home or continue working. You should adhere to recommendations set forth by your employer or the department of health, as they may differ from the CDC’s guidelines.
Visit the CDC website for more information.