You should continue to quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure, even if you test negative during that time. Although 14 days is recommended, the CDC suggests individuals without symptoms can end quarantine at day 7 if they receive a negative test result on day 5 or later. The length of time to quarantine may be decided by your state or local department of health. You should adhere to recommendations set forth by the department of health, as they may differ from the CDC’s guidelines.
It is important to note that it can take up to 14 days to develop symptoms. A negative result before the end of a 14-day quarantine period does not rule out a possible infection. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and practice COVID-19 safety precautions. Contact your healthcare provider right away and isolate immediately if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.