How long does isolation last?

  • You should be in isolation (stay away from others) until:
    • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without using medicine that reduces fevers)
      AND
    • other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
      AND
    • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared
    • CDC: What to do if you are sick: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
  • If you tested positive and have no symptoms, you should be in isolation for 10 days starting with the date of your positive test. 
  • Health care workers may have to isolate for longer and should do what they are told by the health care facility they work for. People with severe illness or who are immunocompromised may require a longer period of isolation. 

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