COVID-19 Prevention

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What are COVID-19 symptoms?

Symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Consider getting tested if you have any of the following:
Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Body Aches
Shortness of Breath
Headaches
Chills
Loss of Taste or Smell
Cough
Congestion or Runny Nose
Sore Throat
Nausea/Vomiting/Loss of Appetite

When should I quarantine?

Quarantine occurs BEFORE a person becomes sick or tests positive.  Quarantine (see below) if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated

Most people who are fully vaccinated are NOT required to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19, unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3 to 5 days after their exposure (even if they don’t have symptoms) and wear a mask indoors in public settings for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

Length
Is testing required?
Who should use this option? 
14 Day QuarantineNoPeople who are not vaccinated and have regular close contact with high risk individuals. This includes people who live or work in residential or congregate living facilities such as long term care or correctional facilities.
10 Day QuarantineNoThis quarantine period is appropriate for most people who are not vaccinated and who do not have contact with high risk individuals.
7 Day QuarantineYesPeople who are not vaccinated do not have contact with high risk individuals and have a negative test collected 48 hours before quarantine is discontinued (on day 5 or later).


When should I isolate?

Isolation occurs AFTER a person becomes sick or tests positive, regardless of vaccination status.

A person with COVID-19 is required to stay home, not go to work, and avoid other people, staying isolated in their own bedroom and using their own bathroom as much as possible.

Length
Who should use this option?
Minimum 10 Day Isolation

People who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Isolation starts after the first day of symptoms or the date of a positive test if you do not have symptoms. 

A person in isolation is required to stay home, not go to work, and avoid other people. Staying isolated in their own bedroom and using their own bathroom as much as possible is the safest way to isolate. 

Isolation ends 10 days after symptoms start, AND after 24 hours of no fever, AND after improving symptoms.




If You Must Travel During the Pandemic

COVID-19 doesn’t take a vacation. Travel can increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. Review the local regulations and pre-travel requirements (negative test for entry, complete vaccination) before traveling.