COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Periods Updated
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has updated the guidelines for isolation and quarantine following COVID-19 exposure or confirmed infection.
For those with confirmed COVID-19:
- Regardless of vaccination status, people who have presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should isolate for five days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day of a positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). Isolation should be followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others.
For those exposed to COVID-19:
If a person is unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than two months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, should quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days.
- Individuals who have received their booster shot or completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last six months, or the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last two months, do not need to quarantine but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.