Guidance for Community-Related Exposure



Individual who has had close contact: 

Exposure to Recommended Precautions for the Public
  • Unvaccinated
    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days after your exposure. Testing should occur on or after the 5th day. If you develop symptoms stay home. Resources are available to support you if you're required to isolate or quarantine and need medical, housing, food, or other assistance. 
  •  If you are vaccinated you are not required to quarantine the following exposure.

    However, you should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days following exposure. If you experience symptoms, isolate yourself from others, seek testing, and contact your healthcare provider.


  • You must isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19. This means you must be alone, without direct contact with anyone else, until you can no longer spread the virus. This isolation period lasts for 5 days regardless of vaccination status. You must stay home after 5 days if symptoms continues.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms
    • Check temperature twice a day
    • Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop