What to do if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 – Toolkit
- For up-to-date isolation and contact guidance, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/dph-guidance
- COVID-19-Quarantine-vs-Isolation (09.14.2020)
- Return to Work Guidance
- Box it In – How Contact Tracing Works
- COVID-19 FAQ
Duration of Quarantine (updated 12.04.2020):
If you are not sick, you agree to monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 during the 14 days following the last time you were in close contact with a sick person with COVID-19. Monitoring your health includes checking your temperature twice a day and watching for symptoms for 14 days.
You will quarantine yourself at home except in case of emergency or to be tested for COVID-19. The recommended time period for quarantine is 14 days, but you may be able to leave quarantine prior to that if certain criteria are met:
• If you live in a congregate setting*, you should remain in quarantine for the full 14 days since your last known exposure, even if you remain asymptomatic.
• If you do NOT live in a congregate setting* you can discontinue quarantine:
After 7 full days have passed since your most recent exposure occurred, if you fulfill all THREE of the following criteria:
1. Are tested for COVID-19, The test should be a diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) and the specimen for your test may not be collected more than 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation. If you plan to discontinue quarantine after 7 full days, this means you should not have a sample collected for a test until after you have completed 5 full days of quarantine.
2. Receive a negative result. You may not discontinue quarantine until you have completed a minimum of 7 full days since your most recent exposure, even if you receive your negative test result earlier. If your result is positive, you must follow DPH isolation guidance
3. Do not experience any symptoms during your monitoring period.
After 10 full days have passed since your most recent exposure occurred, if you fulfill BOTH of the following criteria:
1. Are NOT tested for COVID-19
2. Do not experience any symptoms during your monitoring period