December 2020 New Quarantine Guidelines

The CDC released new options to shorten a quarantine period.

These new guidelines apply to those that have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case and remain asymptomatic.

  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND have no symptoms AND get tested on or after day 5 of your quarantine AND test negative, you only need to quarantine for 7 days from the date of exposure.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND have no symptoms AND choose not to get tested, you only need to quarantine for 10 days from the date of exposure.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 AND are having symptoms, you should continue your 14 day quarantine and get tested.
  • If you test positive at any point, you should isolate for 10 days from symptom onset or date of test (whichever occurred first).

Symptom monitoring and masking/wearing a face covering should continue for the 14 days even if quarantine is shortened. Please remember that symptoms of COVID-19 vary greatly.

***If there is someone in your household planning on getting a test/ got tested for COVID- 19, please have everyone stay home until you have the results.