Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others, helping to prevent spread of disease.
People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days after their last contact with the COVID-19 positive person.
- You were within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total 15 minutes or more.
- You had direct physical contact with the person.
- You shared eating or drinking utensils.
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.
- If you or someone in your household is awaiting test results. Quarantining is recommended until the results are received.