COVID-19 Interim Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance Per New York State and CDC for the General Population

Note: The Guidance Text Below Does Not Apply to Health Care Settings, Congregate Settings and Day Care at the time of posting

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Isolate for five days, where day 0 is the day of symptom onset or (if asymptomatic) the day of collection of the first positive specimen.
  • If asymptomatic at the end of five days or if symptoms are resolving, isolation ends and the individual should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional five days.
  • Individuals who are moderately-severely immunocompromised should continue to follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
  • Individuals who are unable to wear a well-fitting mask for five days after a five-day isolation should also follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.

If you have been 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 five days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional five days.
  • If fully vaccinated and boosted (with the booster at least two 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 five with either a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT, e.g., PCR) or antigen test.
  • If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing. In this situation, quarantine would end when the test is negative. If testing is not done, isolate according to the guidance above.
     
 
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