A: If you need to quarantine, stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home, if possible. Additionally, be sure to monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately (ideally with a PCR test) and isolate until your receive your test results. If you only have access to rapid tests, we suggest that you test at least twice, with each test taken 48-72 hours apart.
If you do not develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test negative, you can leave your home but must wear a well-fitting mask when around others until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you test positive, follow isolation guidelines. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease until after at least 10 days.