What are the quarantine requirements?

The new requirements are:

Quarantine with testing

  1. After exposure, monitored daily (self-monitoring or active monitoring by Public Health) for 7 days. Are only eligible for shortened quarantine if you have no symptoms.
  2. On or after day 5, may get a PCR test (antigen and antibody tests are NOT allowed for this purpose) – if negative can be removed from quarantine after day seven (7).
  3. Must remain asymptomatic (no symptoms)

Quarantine without testing

  1. After exposure, monitored daily (self-monitoring or active monitoring) daily for 10 days. Are only eligible for shortened quarantine if you have no symptoms.
  2. After day 10 can be released from quarantine without a test.
  3. Must remain asymptomatic (no symptoms)
  • All exposed people should self-monitor for fourteen (14) days from exposure and contact healthcare provider if symptoms develop. Disease can still develop through day 14.
  • The 14-day quarantine period after an exposure is still the best recommendation.
    • CDC is not changing the incubation period for COVID-19.
    • Guidance for a shortened quarantine period is aimed at increasing compliance
  • Shortened quarantine does NOT apply to residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities and does NOT apply to offender populations in prisons. These types of settings are high risk for outbreaks and house some of our most vulnerable populations.
  • Each county Local Health Officer has the ultimate decision on whether to adopt the shortened quarantine guidance.

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1. What are the quarantine requirements?
2. Do I need to quarantine?
3. How do I home quarantine?
4. I traveled in an airport in one of the states that has a travel quarantine, but didn’t leave the airport. Do I need to quarantine?
5. I’m supposed to travel somewhere soon. Should I cancel my trip?
6. A family member traveled to one of the quarantine-required areas, but we live together. Do I need to quarantine too?
7. Why isn’t this other state on your list of quarantine locations?