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 up to 14 DAYS after last exposure. This is based on the time it takes to develop illness. On Dec. 2, 2020, the CDC updated its COVID-19 quarantine guidance, providing options to shorten quarantine in certain circumstances.
- Close contact means within six feet of the individual for at least 15 minutes.
- Contact your county health department if you begin to experience symptoms.