If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested or contact your healthcare provider or local health department as soon as possible for further instructions. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine after contact with someone who has COVID-19 unless you have symptoms. In this case, you should wear a mask when indoors for 14 days after exposure, or until you receive a negative test result (taken 3-5 days after your exposure). If you are not fully vaccinated, you should quarantine for 14 days after your last contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19.
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.