COVID-19 Isolation Information

If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results. 

If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, test for COVID-19. If you have COVID-19, you should stay home (isolate) and take precautions to prevent spreading the virus to others.  


What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 

Review CDC recommendations for Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19: 

  • Stay home (isolate) for at least 5 full days. Someone who has COVID-19 should isolate even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • If you have a weakened immune system, also known as being “immunocompromised,” you may need to isolate for 10 full days. Talk to a healthcare provider if you think you may have a weakened immune system. 
  • Use the COVID-19 Isolation Calculator to find out when you can end isolation.
  • Get help if you feel sick. Call your primary care provider or a healthcare provider to get medical advice. 
  • Learn about treatment for COVID-19. Treatment is most important if you are at high risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19. The earlier you start treatment, the more effective it is. 
  • Do your best to keep a distance from those you live with.