Recommendations for isolation cover everyone regardless of vaccination status. Quarantining is not necessary following COVID-19 exposure but rather a high quality mask should be used for 10 days. The FDA recommends repeat testing following a negative result regardless of whether or not an individual has COVID-19 symptoms.
Isolate Regardless of Vaccination Status
Role of Testing for Ending Isolation
When to Remove Mask
Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation | Patients with more severe-to-critical illness likely remain infectious no longer than 20 days after symptom onset and extending duration of isolation and precautions to at least 10 days and up to 20 days after symptom onset may be warranted
How to Count Days
Note: If symptoms occur, isolate immediately until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19 | If test is positive, follow full isolation protocol
Note: Any positive result repeat test with an at-home COVID-19 antigen test means that an individual most likely has COVID-19 and should follow the CDC guidance for people with COVID-19
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