You do not need to have a negative test or a letter from Public Health to return to work or school.
When Does My Home Isolation End?
If you had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 or if a healthcare provider thinks* that you have COVID-19, you must stay home until:
- At least 10 days** have passed since your symptoms first started and
- You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) and
- Your symptoms have improved
If you tested positive for COVID-19 but never had any symptoms:
- You must stay home for 10 days after the test was taken, but
- If you develop symptoms, you need to follow the instructions above
*If a healthcare provider initially thought your symptoms were due to COVID-19 but they reassessed your diagnosis and concluded that you are not infected, you can stop isolating once 24 hours have passed since you have been fever-free without using fever-reducing medications. However, if you are under quarantine orders (because you are a close contact to a person with COVID-19) you must stay in quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with the person
**If you have a condition that severely weakens your immune system you might need to stay home for longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.
Positive Test Results (PDF) (10/28/2020)
What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (PDF) (10/28/2020)
When can I be around others again? (PDF) (10/28/2020)
10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home (PDF) (11/17/2020)
COVID-19 Information and Guidance
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