Quarantine and Isolation

The purpose of isolation and quarantine is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by restricting the movement and activities of people who are sick, suspected of being sick, or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The Madison County Department of Health (MCDOH) recommends that people who get tested for COVID-19 should self-quarantine until they receive test results if they have symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.  

Madison County Isolation and Quarantine Guidance Updated as of March 18, 2022

Test positive? Isolate.Download isolation paperwork below:
You tested positive, now what click hereIndividuals who test positive for COVID-19 are subject to isolation. Isolation separates people who have tested positive for COVID-19 from others, regardless of if they have symptoms or not, to prevent the spread. For more information about isolation and if you need legal documentation for isolation (including at-home test kits), please click here.This form is for your own use, DO NOT submit it to the Madison County Health Department. Please either print and fill out this form for your records or fill out online and save it to your computer. 




Exposed? Quarantine.Download quarantine paperwork below:
Quarantine info for ExposuresIndividuals exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 may be subject to a quarantine. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have been exposed to COVID-19 to see if they become sick.This form is for your own use, DO NOT submit it to the Madison County Health Department. Please either print and fill out this form for your records or fill out online and save it to your computer. 


  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine; however, they should wear a mask around others for 10 days from last exposure. 
    • You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and are not yet eligible for a booster
        
  • Unvaccinated individuals should quarantine for 5 days and then continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. 
    • This includes individuals who are vaccinated, however are eligible for a booster but have not yet received the booster dose at least two weeks before date of exposure.

Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 should monitor themselves for symptoms and seek testing immediately if any develop. It is recommended that individuals without symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 5-7 days from the last day of exposure to positive case. For more information, please click here. 

For additional information, please visit the NYS Dept. of Health: ny.gov/isolation-quarantine-guidance