When to End Self-Isolation

If you had symptoms follow these Yale Health guidelines for discontinuing self-isolation:

Your Circumstance When to End Self-isolation
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 leasy 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.

It was presumed you had COVID-19 based on your symptoms

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

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 tested POSITIVE for COVID-19  14 days from your first positive test, without development of any symptoms
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
You had low risk contact with a confirmed case No need to self-isolate, continue to monitor your health with daily temperatures
You returned from international travel 14 days

*High risk contact is being within 6 feet, for at least 15 minutes, with a person who is positive for COVID-19 and is not wearing a mask/cloth face covering.

Note for healthcare workers: Discontinuation of self-isolation for healthcare workers may differ and are to be determined by the employer.