COVID-19 Positive vs Close Contact – December 1, 2020

Tested positive for COVID-19

  • You are legally required to isolate for 10 days minimumif you have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Isolation period is for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.

Have symptoms but tested negative for COVID-19

  • If you tested negative and have known exposure to COVID-19, you are legally required to quarantine for 14 days.
  • If you tested negative and have no known exposure to the virus, you are not legally required to quarantine, but you should stay home until your symptoms resolve so you don’t infect others.

Close contacts of confirmed cases

    • You are legally required to quarantine for 14 days from the time you were exposed and monitor for symptoms if you are a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
    • If you become sick with a know COVID-19 symptoms during this time, you must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until you are feeling well, whichever takes longer.