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Isolation and Quarantine

If you test positive for or a healthcare provider diagnoses you with COVID-19:

  1. If you have symptoms:
  2. If you do not have symptoms, you do not need to stay home as long as you:

In addition, you should tell anyone you’ve been around two days before and while you felt sick or were potentially infectious that they have been exposed and should follow instructions for people exposed to COVID-19 below.

If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19:

  1. Wear a well-fitting mask around others indoors for 10 days after your last exposure, especially if you have contact with high-risk individuals like people who reside temporarily or live in a congregate facilityi or people who are immunocompromised.
  2. Monitor your health for 10 days after your last exposure. If you start to feel sick, immediately follow instructions for people who feel sick with symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Get tested 3-5 days after you were last exposed. If you recently recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days, review testing recommendations.

*This can include individuals in a hospital, skilled nursing facilities, correctional facilities or facilities providing shelter to unhoused individuals.

For more information see LACDPH Instructions for COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts. If you have questions, call the Public Health COVID Information Line at 1-833-540-0473.