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Exposed to COVID-19

Exposed to someone with COVID-19? 

Stay home and notify the COVID Response Center immediately for further instructions.


Who needs to quarantine?
Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for at least 10 days after their last exposure to that person.

However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria will not be required to quarantine:

  • Someone who has been fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms of COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people will be advised to get tested 3-5 days after their exposure.


  • Someone who has had COVID-19 within the previous 3 months and
  • Has recovered and
  • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

Please note you will need to contact the COVID Response Center to determine if quarantine is necessary in your particular case.

What counts as close contact?

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you