CDC COVID-19 Guidelines 12/27/21

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If one thing is constant during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is change. Read on for the latest CDC guidance if you are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive:


The isolation guidelines are for people who have tested positive (are infected).
These guidelines are the same for people who are unvaccinated, partly vaccinated, fully vaccinated or boosted.

The clock starts the day you test positive.

An infected person should isolate for a minimum of 5 days. At the end of 5 days, if you have no symptoms, wear a mask everywhere in order to return to normal activities — even at home around others — for at least 5 more days.

If you still have symptoms after 5 days of isolation, continue to isolate until your symptoms resolve. At this point, you may begin 5 days of resuming normal activities while wearing a mask at all times.


The quarantine guidelines are for any person who has been in close contact with an infected person, but has not tested positive (are not infected).

For quarantine, the clock starts the day someone is made aware that they may have been exposed to the COVID-19.

Those who have had booster vaccinations may skip quarantine, if they wear masks in all settings for at least 10 days.

Those who have not had booster vaccinations, have been fully vaccinated (two doses of Moderna, two doses of Pfizer, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson), those who are partially vaccinated, and those who are unvaccinated: may stop quarantine and resume normal activities after 5 days if they wear masks at all times in all settings — even at home around others — for 5 additional days.