Quarantine If You Might Be Sick

Quarantine is used to maintain somebody who may need been uncovered to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps stop unfold of illness that may happen earlier than an individual is aware of they’re sick or if they’re contaminated with the virus with out feeling signs. People in quarantine ought to keep residence, separate themselves from others, monitor their well being, and observe instructions from their state or native well being division.

What’s the distinction between quarantine and isolation?

Quarantine retains somebody who may need been uncovered to the virus away from others.

Isolation separates people who find themselves contaminated with the virus away from people who find themselves not contaminated.

Anyone who has been in shut contact with somebody who has COVID-19.

This consists of individuals who beforehand had COVID-19 and individuals who have taken a serologic (antibody) check and have antibodies to the virus.

What counts as shut contact?

  • You have been inside 6 toes of somebody who has COVID-19 for at the least 15 minutes
  • You offered care at residence to somebody who’s sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct bodily contact with the individual (touched, hugged, or kissed them)
  • You shared consuming or consuming utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or one way or the other acquired respiratory droplets on you

Stay residence and monitor your well being

  • Stay residence for 14 days after your final contact with an individual who has COVID-19
  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • If potential, keep away others, particularly people who find themselves at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

When to start out and finish quarantine

You ought to keep residence for 14 days after your final contact with an individual who has COVID-19.

For the entire following situations, even should you check unfavorable for COVID-19 or really feel wholesome, you need to keep residence (quarantine) since signs might seem 2 to 14 days after publicity to the virus.

See situations under to find out when you may finish quarantine and be round others.

Scenario 1: Close contact with somebody who has COVID-19—won’t have additional shut contact

I had shut contact with somebody who has COVID-19 and won’t have additional contact or interactions with the individual whereas they’re sick (e.g., co-worker, neighbor, or pal).

Your final day of quarantine is 14 days from the date you had shut contact.

Date of final shut contact with one who has COVID-19 + 14 days= finish of quarantine

calendar: no further contact

Scenario 2: Close contact with somebody who has COVID-19—reside with the individual however can keep away from additional shut contact

I reside with somebody who has COVID-19 (e.g., roommate, associate, member of the family), and that individual has remoted by staying in a separate bed room. I’ve had no shut contact with the individual since they remoted.

Your final day of quarantine is 14 days from when the individual with COVID-19 started residence isolation.

Date individual with COVID-19 started residence isolation + 14 days = finish of quarantine

calendar: start home isolation

Scenario 3. Under quarantine and had extra shut contact with somebody who has COVID-19

I reside with somebody who has COVID-19 and began my 14-day quarantine interval as a result of we had shut contact. What if I ended up having shut contact with the one who is sick throughout my quarantine? What if one other family member will get sick with COVID-19? Do I have to restart my quarantine?

Yes. You should restart your quarantine from the final day you had shut contact with anybody in your home who has COVID-19. Any time a brand new family member will get sick with COVID-19 and also you had shut contact, you will want to restart your quarantine.

Date of extra shut contact with one who has COVID-19 + 14 days = finish of quarantine

calendar: additional contact

Scenario 4: Live with somebody who has COVID-19 and can’t keep away from continued shut contact

I reside in a family the place I can’t keep away from shut contact with the one who has COVID-19. I’m offering direct care to the one who is sick, don’t have a separate bed room to isolate the one who is sick, or reside in shut quarters the place I’m unable to maintain a bodily distance of 6 toes.

You ought to keep away from contact with others exterior the house whereas the individual is sick, and quarantine for 14 days after the one who has COVID-19 meets the criteria to end home isolation.

Date the individual with COVID-19 ends residence isolation + 14 days = finish of quarantine

calendar: continued contact

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