When to End Self-Isolation

If you had symptoms or a COVID-19 test, follow these Yale Health guidelines for discontinuing self-isolation. 

Your Circumstance When to End Self-isolation
It was presumed you had COVID-19 based on your symptoms
  • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

AND

  • you have had no fever for at least 3 days

AND

  • your respiratory symptoms have improved
You tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 
  • at least 14 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

AND

  • you have had no fever for at least 3 days

AND

  • your respiratory symptoms have improved
You tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19
  • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared

AND

  • you have had no fever for at least 3 days

AND

  • your respiratory symptoms have improved

If you did not have symptoms but were instructed to self-isolate, follow these guidelines to discontinue self-isolation:

Your Circumstance When to End Self-isolation
You returned from a Level 3 country or cruise 14 days
You had high risk contact of a confirmed case and tested negative 14 days
You had contact with a confirmed case in your household 14 days