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Isolation and quarantine are two of the tools we have to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Isolation refers to a confirmed infection while quarantine refers to the time following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.

Given what we currently know about COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the following guidelines for isolation and quarantine.

If you test positive for COVID-19 (isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
    • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are improving after 5 days, you can leave your house but must continue to wear a mask around others for the next 5 days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.


If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (quarantine)

Everyone regardless of vaccination status.

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • If you develop symptoms
    • Isolate immediately
    • Get tested and stay home until you know the result 
      • If you test positive, follow isolation recommendations
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
    • If you test negative, continue taking precautions through day 10
    • If you test positive, follow isolation recommendations


    To schedule a COVID-19 test or vaccine appointment, visit MyPrevea or call (833) 344-4373.

    Source: CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk, Aug. 11, 2022.