Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home and away from others for at least FIVE DAYS after testing positive. A high-quality mask should be worn when you must be around others at home and in public. Isolation can end once you are fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving, which may take longer than the five-day minimum.
Once isolation has ended, a mask should be worn around others for at least five additional days.
Guidance for those who have moderate illness (if you experience shortness of breath or have difficulty breathing):
Isolate through Day 10.
Guidance for those who have severe illness or have a weakened immune system, or if your COVID-19 symptoms return or worsen:
Talk with your primary care doctor before ending isolation.