Contact Tracing, Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

Isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow the Commissioner's Order for Isolation of a Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Case.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate for 10 days past the onset of symptoms. If you don't have symptoms, then you must isolate for 10 days past the date that your test sample was collected.  

See How to Isolate at Home.

Follow the Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19.    

Please use your Commissioner’s Order for Isolation to fulfill any workplace, NY State or federal requirements for COVID-19 leave claims.

Quarantine  

If you are a close contact of someone that tests positive for COVID-19, you must follow the Commissioner's Order for Quarantine.

If you are a close contact, you must quarantine for 10 days past your last contact with the person that tested positive unless you are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Unvaccinated close contacts of a positive case should have a diagnostic COVID-19 test about 5 to 7 days after their last contact with the person that tested positive. Vaccinated close contacts of a positive case should have a diagnostic COVID-19 test about 3 to 5 days after their last contact with the person that tested positive.   

Read the NYSDOH Quarantine Guidance for Community Persons Exposed to Covid-19 

Please use your Commissioner’s Order for Quarantine to fulfill any workplace, NY State or federal requirements for COVID-19 leave claims.