Health and Community Services Department

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

Disclaimer: The Quarantine & Isolation Calculator is general guidance for the community in determining your quarantine and isolation dates. Other factors could impact these recommendations. Always follow instructions from your medical provider and the State’s Epidemic Orders. Fully vaccinated persons who meet criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Quarantine instructions for people who are fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated persons who meet criteria (two weeks post vaccination, Pfizer and Moderna after 2nd dose, and Janssen after 1st dose) are not required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Individuals should keep their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to confirm their exemption from quarantine. Individuals should get tested 3-5 days after the exposure, wear a mask in public, and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

I tested positive and have symptoms

If you are symptomatic and have tested positive for COVID-19 you must isolate for at least 10 days from the date your symptoms began.
It is important that you keep isolating until you meet all of the criteria below:

  • at least 10 days since your symptoms began
  • at least 24 hours since your fever went away without the use of fever-reducing medications (Tylenol or Ibuprofen)
  • other COVID related symptoms have improved

Learn how to isolate in your home to protect your family. If symptoms do not improve or you are hospitalized at any point during your isolation your isolation period will be extended.

The health department is no longer issuing Isolation Release Requests for employers.

I tested positive but have no symptoms

If you are not symptomatic, meaning you have no symptoms, and tested positive for COVID-19 then you must isolate for 10 days from the day you had your COVID test done.

I am a close contact of someone that is not in my household

A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before symptoms started (or if no symptoms, 2 days before your test date).

Enter the day when you last had close contact with the positive person. It is very important that you do not have any other in-person contact with them until they are out of isolation. If you have close contact with them at any point, the 10-day quarantine period will have to restart from the last day that you had close contact.

I am a close contact of someone within my household.

A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before symptoms started (or if no symptoms, 2 days before your test date).

The COVID+ person needs to fully isolate within the home. This means, the COVID+ person has their own bathroom, bedroom, meals are brought to the room, and will not use or share common spaces in the home. For more information, learn how to isolate in your home to protect your family.

If you are able to isolate completely from the COVID+ person in your household, then you will need to Quarantine - stay home, separate yourself from others, and monitor your health for 10 days after your last contact with the person who tested positive for COVID.

  • The positive person in my household is able to fully isolate within the home.
  • The positive person in my household is not able to fully isolate from others in the home.

Since you are not able to isolate from the COVID+ person, your quarantine period begins when the COVID+ person developed symptoms (or if no symptoms, on their test date) AND continues for 10 days after the COVID+ person has completed their isolation. Therefore, a household contact who is not able to isolate completely from the COVID+ person will need to be in quarantine for 20 days.

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