If I test positive for COVID-19, how long must I remain in isolation?
Any person with a positive test for COVID-19 OR symptoms of COVID-19, including early or mild symptoms, must remain in isolation (i.e., stay away from others) until:
- At least 10 days (minimum) have passed from the date of the positive test
- No fever (i.e., no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) for at least 24 hours
- Any symptoms (e.g., shortness of breath) have improved
- At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset (Note: This means that people with symptoms may be required to quarantine for longer than the minimum 10 days if they have no symptoms on the date of testing but develop symptoms after.)
- Your health-care provider has advised that it is safe to leave isolation.