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Isolation Calculator

On August 11, 2022, the CDC released updated isolation guidance - view the news release. Please refer to the CDC's Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 for current guidelines.

You have tested positive and have symptoms: Isolation Calculator

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home and isolate for 5 days from when your symptoms began. If your symptoms have gotten better after 5 days you can leave your house, but continue to wear a mask for an additional 5 days.

If you still have a fever or are not feeling that symptoms have gotten better after 5 days, continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever resolves and you are not using fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol or ibuprofen) and symptoms have improved. Continue to wear a mask around others through the 10th day from symptom onset. If you cannot mask, continue to isolate at home for the 5 additional days.

Enter the first day your symptoms began below.




You have tested positive but have no symptoms: Isolation Calculator

If you test positive for COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, stay home and isolate for 5 days from the day you had your test. After 5 days, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. If you cannot mask, continue to isolate at home for the 5 additional days.

Enter your test date below.



For the latest information from the CDC on this evolving topic, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


 
 
 

You have tested positive and have symptoms: Isolation Calculator

If your symptoms have improved and 24 hours have elapsed without a fever without the use of medication, your last day of in-home isolation is: .


Your isolation ENDS on: .


Continue to wear a mask through: from symptom onset. If you cannot mask, continue to isolate at home for the 5 additional days.

After this date, you may resume your usual activities but should still take precautions to reduce your risk (i.e. social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn't possible).

You have tested positive but have no symptoms: Isolation Calculator

If you have no symptoms, your last FULL day of isolation is: .


Your isolation ENDS on: .


Continue to wear a mask through: .
If you cannot mask, continue to isolate at home for the 5 additional days.


After this date, you may resume your usual activities but should still take precautions to reduce your risk (i.e. social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn't possible).

You have been identified as a close contact: Quarantine Calculator


Vaccinated

Recommended date for testing:

Wear a mask through:


Unvaccinated

Recommended date for testing:

Quarantine at home through:

If you remain asymptomatic, you may return to normal activities:

Continue to wear a mask through:

Your 90 day period ends on .


You are unlikely to become reinfected with COVID-19 within 90 days after infection, but should continue to take precautions to reduce your risk of exposure (i.e. social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn't possible).

Your 90 day period ended on .


You are considered susceptible to reinfection with COVID-19. If you are identified as a close contact to a person infected with COVID-19, please quarantine for 14 days from the date you were last exposed to the infected individual. Please take precautions to reduce your risk of exposure (i.e. social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn't possible).