COVID-19: When Can I Be Around Others
I Know/Think I Have COVID-19 With Symptoms
You can be around others after:
- 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND
- Symptoms have dramatically improved (cough, shortness of breath) AND
- You have been fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication)
I Tested Positive But Have No Symptoms
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be around others after:
- 10 days have passed since you were tested
- If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance for “I know or think I had COVID-19 AND I had symptoms.”
I Was A “Close Contact”Of Someone WITH COVID-19
- You should quarantine for 14 DAYS after last exposure. this is based on the time it takes to develop illness.
- Close contact means within 6 feet of the individual for at least 15 minutes.
- Contact your county health department if you begin to experience symptoms.