If you have been exposed and had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the next steps depend on your vaccination status or whether you recently recovered from COVID-19. Close contact means that you were within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.
If you are up to date on vaccinations (in most cases, this means that you are vaccinated and boosted if eligible), you do not need to quarantine. You should wear a mask around other people for the next 10 days, and get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
If you have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do not need to quarantine. You should wear a mask around other people for the next 10 days, and you do not need to get tested unless you develop symptoms.
If you are not up to date on vaccinations (ie, not vaccinated, or vaccinated but not boosted if eligible), you need to quarantine for 5 days, and after quarantine, you should continue wearing a mask around other people for an additional 5 days. You should also get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
If you’ve been exposed, monitor yourself closely for symptoms. If you develop any symptoms, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, cough, fatigue, fever, or shortness of breath, or if you test positive, you should isolate yourself at home and speak with your doctor.