A person with a positive COVID-19 test must isolate for 10 days past symptom onset or test collection date.
I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since the date of test collection.
If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance (I tested positive for COVID-19 but had symptoms) below:
I tested positive for COVID-19 and had symptoms
You can be with others after:
At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation
IMPORTANT: People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 90 days as long as they do not develop symptoms again.
If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may continue to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others. For this reason, you should be tested only if you develop new symptoms of possible COVID-19.