Anyone who develops symptoms within 14 days of an exposure (regardless of vaccination status) should immediately self-isolate and seek testing. Local communities may decide to continue a 14-day quarantine for residents. Local travel or quarantine restrictions must still be followed. All persons should check with their local government and employer for further guidance.

If you do not have symptoms, quarantine recommendations vary based on if you live with the person who is positive with COVID and if you are up-to-date with your vaccination status. “Up-to-date” with your vaccinations means you have completed your primary series AND have received a booster or got your last dose of Pfizer or Moderna less than five months ago (or J&J less than two months ago) or are under age 12.

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You should quarantine at home and away from other people for 10 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Quarantine can end after day 5 with a negative COVID-19 test. The test should be performed on the last day of quarantine. 

The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Individuals with ongoing contact, such as people living with household members who are COVID-19 positive are exposed every day until that person is cleared from isolation. Every day you are exposed, you must restart at 0. 

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YKHC recommends you quarantine for the same length of time the person who tested positive is in isolation. COVID-19 testing should occur on Day 1, followed by repeat testing on Day 5, and the end of quarantine. 

Continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public, and monitor for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath for 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. You should also stay away from places you would remove a mask like restaurants and gyms, avoid eating around others, and avoid close contact with people at a high risk for severe COVID-19 infection during this time. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations sections related to having symptoms or a positive test result above. isolate from other people and follow recommendations sections related to having symptoms or a positive test result above. 

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You do not need to quarantine. You should wear a well-fitting mask around others. Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0). If you do not develop symptoms and your test is negative you can leave isolation. 

Continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public, and monitor for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath for 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. You should also stay away from places you would remove a mask like restaurants and gyms, avoid eating around others, and avoid close contact with people at a high risk for severe COVID-19 infection during this time. If you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate from other people and follow recommendations sections related to having symptoms or a positive test result above.