Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.
What is a close contact? Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For more about close contacts go to the CDC.
If you were exposed to COVID-19, quarantine as follows, where day 0 is the last date of exposure:
If not fully vaccinated or fully vaccinated and eligible for a booster but not yet boosted, quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
If fully vaccinated and boosted (with the booster at least 2 weeks before the first date of exposure) or not yet eligible for a booster, no quarantine is required but these individuals should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
If possible, test at day 5 with either a PCR or antigen test. If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing. In this situation, quarantine would end when the test is negative.
If you meet criteria to quarantine based on the information above, please use this form to report an exposure, and to receive quarantine orders: