5. Close Contacts
A close contact is someone who was closer than 6 feet, for 15 minutes or more (cumulative time throughout the day), either with or without masks, to the COVID-19 positive person during their contagious period.
The contagious period begins 2 days before symptoms start, (or 2 days before testing if no symptoms), and goes until the positive person was isolated from others.
Individuals identified as close contacts must quarantine:
While the standard 14-day quarantine period remains, it can be reduced to 10 days if the following two conditions exist:
The individual does not develop any symptoms or clinical evidence of COVID-19 infection during daily symptom monitoring for the 10 days after the last exposure.
Daily symptom monitoring continues through day 14 after the last exposure.