Isolation & Quarantine Guidance
Positive COVID-19 Cases are put into isolation. People who are in isolation are required to stay home until it's safe for them to be around others and Public Health has released them from isolation. They should not leave their home for any reason except to seek emergency medical care. Cases must be isolated for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset (or test date if asymptomatic) and be fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medications) and with improvement of COVID-19 symptoms. Once a person completes isolation, they are considered to be no longer infectious.
FCPHD contact tracers discuss the medical situation with the individual, provides information about how to safely isolate at home, and links them to care if needed. If you need assistance with services and/or items (groceries, masks, thermometers, Rx pick up, etc.) please discuss this with our contact tracers so you can successfully remain in isolation and prevent transmission to others.
Isolation—a positive case must isolated for 10 days from the day the symptoms start (day 0) or the day the test specimen was collected if no symptoms (day 0)
Quarantine—is for 14 days following the last date of exposure (day 0)
Regardless of an early release to school/work, we still ask that close contacts quarantine for 14 days and complete health assessments.
Vaccinated individuals—not required to quarantine but
Close contact—within 6 feet of a COVID positive person for a cumulative amount of 15 minutes during the contagious timeframe*
*the day of and 2 days prior to symptom onset and until isolation is over
*the day of the test and 2 days prior if no symptoms and until isolation is over
School close contact—
Household contacts—quarantine for 14 days from last day of exposure
If a close contact cannot remain separated from a positive case within the household (keeping distance and using separate bathrooms/space)