Quarantine - COVID-19
If you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you can spread the virus even if you don't show any symptoms. Quarantine keeps people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 away from other people. This helps prevent the spread of the illness.
Examples of close contacts include:
If you need to quarantine, you should stay at home until it is safe to be around others. Learn when to quarantine and when it is safe to be around other people.
You should quarantine at home if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and:
You DO NOT need to quarantine after exposure to someone with COVID-19 if:
If you need to quarantine, you should:
You should contact your health care provider:
Call 911 or your local emergency number if you have:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. COVID-19: Travel. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html#do-not-travel. Updated January 27, 2022. Accessed March 15, 2022.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. COVID-19: Quarantine and isolation. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html. Updated January 27, 2022. Accessed March 15, 2022.BACK TO TOP
Review Date: 3/15/2022
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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