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I Tested Positive

It’s normal to feel scared after you receive this difficult news. Please monitor your symptoms including fever, and call 911 in cases of emergency, and tell the responders that you’re positive for COVID-19. Here are some of the common questions and answers about how to best keep you and your loved ones safe through your illness.


If someone tests POSITIVE for COVID-19: 

  • Stay home for at least 1 day as long as there is no fever and isolate away from others in your home (please see below for isolation start and stop times) 
  • After 5 full days of isolation, if symptoms have improved then wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
  • If symptoms have not improved after 5 days, see a medical provider.

     **If no symptoms are present:

  • Day 0 is the day you were tested (not the day you receive your positive results)
  • Day 1 is the first full day following the day you were tested
  • **If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, you must restart isolation from when symptoms started. (the clock restarts at day 0 on the day ofsymptom onset.

     **If symptoms are present:

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day when your symptoms began, regardless of when you tested positive.
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started.

If someone tests negative COVID-19:

  •  Vaccination status does not matter
  • You may return to normal activities
  • Watch for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms develop

If someone was exposed to COVID-19: 

  • Vaccination status does not matter
  • You may return to normal activities as long as you don’t have any symptoms or if they have improved. 
  • If you start to develop symptoms, start precautions and get tested immediately. You should stay home if you are sick and until you receive your test results back. 
  • If you are exposed to COVID-19 please continue to wear a mask while around others for 10 full days from exposure. Get tested immediately if you develop symptoms.