What is the Current Quarantine Guidance During COVID-19

Information for People who Test Positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, there are important steps you can take to help protect those around you from getting sick. The CDC calculator can provide specific guidance to people who test positive for COVID-19 and as well as people who have been exposed:

Isolation and Exposure Calculator
A tool to help you determine if you need to isolate or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

Isolation & Exposure
If you have COVID-19, you can spread the virus to others. There are precautions you can take to prevent spreading it to others: , and avoiding contact with people who are at high risk of getting very sick. Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19.

These recommendations do not change based on COVID-19 Community Levels. If you have COVID-19, also see additional information on treatments that may be available to you.

This information is intended for a general audience. Healthcare professionals should see Ending Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19. This CDC guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.

For Healthcare Professionals: Ending Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19

For the latest guidelines and information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isolations and precautions page