COVID-19 Protocols: Exposed to Someone Positive

  • Exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, also known as close contact = less than 6 feet away + for 15 minutes or more + over a period of 24 hours
  • Up to date means you have received all of your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
I am UP TO DATE on my COVID-19 vaccines or have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

You do not need to quarantine.

  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Avoid travel for 10 days.

When to get tested:

Get tested on or after day 5 following exposure or if you develop symptoms.

  • If you test negative you may continue normal activity while still wearing a mask until day 10.
  • If you test positive or have symptoms, quarantine for at least 5 days.
  • Those who have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days should not get tested unless they develop symptoms.
I am NOT UP TO DATE on my COVID-19 vaccines or have not had COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

You need to quarantine for at least 5 days.

  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Avoid travel for 10 days.

When to get tested:

Get tested on or after day 5 following exposure or if you develop symptoms.

  • If you test negative you may resume normal activity while still wearing a mask until day 10.
  • If you test positive or have symptoms, quarantine for at least 5 days.

If you are unable to get tested, you may leave your home after day 5 of quarantine if you have not had any symptoms.

You can use this free tool provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to calculate your quarantine. 

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Exposed to someone positive for COVID infographic