Isolation and Quarantine
If you test positive for Covid-19, begin to have symptoms of Covid-19, or are not up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations and are exposed to someone with Covid-19, you must take immediate action for your own health and for the safety of others.
If You Get Sick and Test Positive for Covid-19
If you test positive or have been diagnosed with Covid-19, you must isolate away from others to avoid spreading the illness to anyone else. Follow the steps below to get help, stay healthy, and help protect those around you.
Isolation is the separation of individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 or been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Servants and Staff
- Return to your place of residence.
- Contact your primary care physician and your team lead.
- Notify individuals with whom you have had close contact in the time period starting 2 days before you developed symptoms until the present time. Consider close contact as those with whom you were within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes cumulatively in a 24-hour period.
- Isolate away from others for at least 5 full days from when your symptoms started, or from your positive test if you have no symptoms. If after 5 days you are asymptomatic or symptoms have significantly resolved, you may end isolation, but wear a mask when around others at home and in public for an additional 5 days.
If You Get Sick and Test Negative for Covid-19
If you test negative for the virus that causes Covid-19 but still have symptoms, you should still be careful about contact with others, particularly if you tested with an at-home antigen test very soon after developing symptoms. It is recommended that you repeat the test 48-72 hours later if your initial at-home test is negative.
If You Have Been in Close Contact With Someone Who Has Tested Positive for Covid-19
Quarantine is the separation of those who have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 but who are not ill.
If you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, provided below are recommendations for actions to take in response to your exposure. Please refer to the appropriate guidelines based on your vaccination status. If you have received all doses in the primary vaccination series and all boosters recommended for you, based upon eligibility, you are considered up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations.
Duration of Quarantine
If you are up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations:
- You do not need to quarantine, but you are encouraged to
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
- Test on Day 5, if possible.
If you are not up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations or are unvaccinated:
- Stay home for 5 days. After that, you are encouraged to continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- If you can’t quarantine, you should wear a mask for 10 days.
- Test on Day 5 if possible.
Bottom Line: If you do develop symptoms at any point, please get tested and self-isolate at home until you know if you are positive or not.