CrossWay Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations

Updated on 01.14.22

The isolation and quarantine guidelines for persons who test positive for COVID-19 and persons who are exposed to someone known to have COVID-19 can be found below.  These guidelines have been adopted from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website with the exception of Table 4.  CDPH, CDC, and the Orange Unified School District are silent on quarantine and isolation recommendations for individuals living with someone with COVID-19 in the same household.  CrossWay recommends following Table 4 if you have a family member with COVID-19 living under the same roof. 

Table 1: IF YOU Tested Positive for COVID-19

Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation)Recommended Action
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.
  • Stay home for at least 5 days. (Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.)
  • 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 or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10.
  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever resolves.
  • If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings

Table 2: If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 AND You are Unvaccinated or NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)Recommended Action
  • Unvaccinated; OR 
  • Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received their booster dose.
(Refer to CDC COVID-19 Booster Shots to determine who is booster eligible)
  • Stay home for at least 5 days, after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. (Day 0 is the date of your exposure. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19.)
  • Test on day 5.
  • Quarantine can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present, quarantine can end after day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings
  • Strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home.
  • If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations on Table 1.

Table 3: If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 through someone who does NOT live with you AND You are Fully Vaccinated

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (No Quarantine)Recommended Action
  • Boosted; OR
  • Vaccinated, but not yet booster-eligible.
(Refer to CDC COVID-19 Booster Shots to determine who is booster-eligible)
  • No quarantine necessary
  • Test on day 5. (Day 0 is the  date of your exposure. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19.)
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings 
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home.
  • If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations on Table 1.

Table 4: If You Live with Someone who Tested Positive for COVID-19

Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 and living in the same household (Quarantine)Recommended Action
  • Unvaccinated; OR 
    Vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received their booster dose.
  • Boosted; OR
  • Vaccinated, but not yet booster-eligible.
(Refer to CDC COVID-19 Booster Shots to determine who is booster-eligible)
  • Stay home for at least 5 days (Day 0 is your family member’s first day of symptoms or a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after their symptoms developed or your test specimen was collected.)
  • Test on day 5.
  • Quarantine can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present, quarantine can end after day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see Section below on masking for additional information)
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home.
  • If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations on Table 1.