What is the amount of time for quarantine?

10 days is the required quarantine time, adopted as of December 10, 2020.

Patients may end their quarantine period after day 10 if they do not develop symptoms.

A person who has had close contact with a positive patient is required to quarantine for 10 days. Close contacts are those exposed to a person with COVID-19, even if that person didn’t have symptoms, if any of the following situations occurred:

  • Living with the person or stayed overnight for at least one night in a house with the person; or
  • Within 6 feet of the person for 10 consecutive minutes or more; or
  • Direct contact with the infectious secretions of the person (for example, coughed or sneezed on; kissed; contact with a dirty tissue; shared a drinking glass, food, towels, or other personal items).

Household contacts, or people who live with someone who tested positive, must be quarantined for 10 days after the case has been released from home isolation (because exposure is considered ongoing within the house).

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1. How is COVID-19 treated?
2. What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
3. What are the symptoms of COVID-19 vs allergies and the flu?
4. How long does the virus stay alive on different surfaces?
5. What are the differences between social distancing, quarantine, and isolation?
6. If someone in my household is quarantined, are we all quarantined?
7. How do I care for someone who is sick?
8. What is close contact?
9. What is the amount of time for quarantine?
10. Is there any right to appeal a county quarantine or isolation order?
11. When should I call 911?
12. Can I get advice online?
13. How do I contact the Q&A hotline?
14. How do I contact the screening hotline?
15. Should I wear a mask?
16. What does "public outbreak" mean?