I’m a Close Contact of a Positive Case

The rapid spread of COVID-19 through our community means that we’re all at risk for exposure. If you think you’ve had close contact (with someone for more than 15 minutes less than 6’ apart from one another), use the following guidelines to keep your friends and family safe. If you develop symptoms at any point, get tested at our Spruce Street location Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exposure: If you’ve been exposed to a positive case, you may need to quarantine.

If you are fully vaccinated (two weeks since your second Pfizer/Moderna shot or two weeks since your Janssen):

  • No quarantine. You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Take precautions until day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.

  • Avoid travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at high risk.

If you are not fully vaccinated:

  • Quarantine for at least 5 days.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask if you must be around others in your home.
  • Get tested. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Watch for symptoms
    Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms. Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitted mask around others.
  • Take precautions until day 10.
  • Wear a well-fitted mask for 10 full days any time you are around others inside your home or in public. Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • Avoid travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at high risk.
  • Stay home for 5 days following the day of exposure. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If you do not wish to test and you remain asymptomatic, wear a mask and resume normal activities as soon as Day 10 after exposure. 
  • If the exposure is someone in your household or you have prolonged and continual contact with, you must quarantine until the positive case is fully recovered and has exceeded the positive’s 10-day isolation. 
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
  • Request your official quarantine documentation here