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Tested positive for COVID-19?


tested positive graphic showing COVID-19 virus particles

If you’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19, here’s information on what steps to take and how to notify your close contacts.

Note: If you were given a rapid antigen test at a COVID-19 testing site, please follow the instructions given to self-report your positive result.

How long do I need to self-isolate?

You can end isolation when all three of these conditions are met:

  1. At least 5 days have elapsed since your symptoms started (10 days if not fully vaccinated) or from your test date if asymptomatic
  2. Your fever has resolved for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  3. Other symptoms have improved or resolved

How do I notify close contacts?

Consider who you were with and where you’ve been in the two days before you started having symptoms up until you started to self-isolate. If you have not had any symptoms and tested positive, consider who you were with and where you’ve been in the two days before your positive test.

Generally, you should notify:

  • People you live with
  • People you had intimate contact with

Give your close contacts these instructions. For more information see COVID-19 testing and self-isolation.