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Getting Tested After Exposure

If you have no symptoms, but have had contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should also get tested and protect others as follows:

Vaccination StatusQuarantine and Testing Timeline
If you:Have received a booster,ORHave completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months,ORHave completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 monthsWear a mask around others for 10 daysTest on day 5, if possible.If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
If you:Have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and have not received a booster,ORHave completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and have not received a booster,ORIf you have never been vaccinated against COVID-19Stay home for 5 days. 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 possibleIf you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Getting Tested After Developing Symptoms

Get tested immediately if you have symptoms of COVID-19, and isolate until you know your results, even if you are fully vaccinated.

If you test positive:

  • You should stay home for 5 days, regardless of your vaccination status.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms have resolved after 5 days, you can leave your house, but must continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever resolves.

For additional information, please see the CDC’s latest guidance on isolation and quarantine.

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