• Who is required to quarantine?
Any person that is considered a close contact to a person that tested positive for COVID-19.
• What is a close contact?
A close contact is any person who was within 6 feet of the person with COVID-19 for 10 consecutive minutes or more.
• How long is quarantine?
Quarantine is 10 days, beginning the day after contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19.
• Is there any way to shorten quarantine?
Yes. If the person in quarantine does not develop any symptoms, he or she is eligible to have a PCR test completed on day 6 of quarantine. If this test is negative, he or she may return on day 8.
• Can a rapid COVID-19 test or antibody testing be used to shorten quarantine?
No. Only PCR testing will allow a shortened quarantine period.
• Is there any time that a person would not need to quarantine?
Yes. A person who is not having symptoms would not have to quarantine with one of the following pieces of documentation:
Documentation of a positive COVID-19 test within the last 6 months .
Documentation from a medical provider at the time of illness that the person is presumptively positive for COVID-19. This illness must have occurred within the last 6 months.