PERSONS WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (ISOLATION)
Everyone, REGARDLESS of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.
Stay home for at least 5 days after start of symptoms (Day 0) or after date of first positive test (Day 0) if no symptoms).
Isolation can end after Day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving AND a diagnostic specimen collected on Day 5 or later tests negative (antigen test preferred).
If unable to test, choosing not to test, or testing positive on Day 5 (or later), isolation can end after Day 10 IF fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10. If symptoms are severe, or if the infected person is at high risk of serious disease, or if they have questions concerning care, infected persons should contact their healthcare provider for available treatments.
Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others at all times for full 10 days, even after ending isolation.
Table 2: If You Were Exposed to COVID-19
ASYMPTOMATIC PERSONS WHO ARE EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 (NO QUARANTINE)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Persons infected within the prior 30 days do not need to be tested, quarantined, or excluded from work unless symptoms develop.
No quarantine necessary.
Per CDPH masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others at all times for full 10 days following an identified close contact to someone with COVID-19, especially in indoor settings and when near those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease.
Test within 3–5 days after last exposure.
If symptoms develop, test and stay home, and if test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations above.