For what situations are there quarantine recommendations for exposure to a case?
If you have been told by a public health or other authority that you are a close contact of a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, you must quarantine yourself for 14 days after your last contact with the case. You are considered a close contact if you yourself have directly been within 6 feet of someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 for 10 minutes or more.
For healthcare, public health and law enforcement workers exposed to a laboratory confirmed case, there are certain situations that are deemed high or medium risk and quarantine is highly recommended. However, if these workers are critical to the pandemic response, with the approval of the local health officer and employer, it is acceptable that the employee can continue to work and self-monitor for symptoms twice per day as long as they remain asymptomatic. If symptoms develop, the person should immediately be isolated. Refer to the public health management of asymptomatic healthcare, law enforcement and public health workers with exposure to COVID-19 guidance