Persons with probable or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis with symptoms: Isolation can end if:
10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
24 hours have passed with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation Persons who test positive for COVID-19 but never developed symptoms: If they continue to have no symptoms, isolation can end after 10 days following the positive viral test for COVID-19.
Persons who become severely ill with COVID-19 or have a severely weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. People who are severely ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. Persons who are severely immunocompromised may require testing to determine when they can be around others. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19 Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last (most recent) exposure to that person. For caregivers of people with a probable or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
Caregivers should stay home and monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms while caring for the person who is sick.
Caregivers should continue to stay home aftercare is complete. Caregivers can leave their home 14 days after their last close contact with the person who is sick (based on the time it takes to develop illness), or 14 days after the person who is sick meets the criteria to end their home isolation.