These guidelines apply to close contacts of a COVID-19 positive case who do not have symptoms. These quarantine guidelines DO NOT apply to close contacts that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days from exposure. Quarantine begins on the LAST day of exposure to a positive case for both close contacts and household contacts.
A 14 day quarantine remains the safest option if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19.
Conditions for All Quarantine Options:
- While on quarantine, stay home from work, school and all other activities, except to receive medical care.
- Monitor symptoms through Day 14.
- If symptoms develop, self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
- Protect those around you by wearing a face mask, washing your hands often, avoiding gatherings, and keeping 6 feet of distance between you and others for the full 14 days after exposure.
- 14 Day Quarantine: Oconto County Public Health continues to recommend a 14 day quarantine for close contacts as this is the best option to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- 10 Day Quarantine: Quarantine may end after Day 10 without testing if no symptoms have developed during daily symptom monitoring. For the full 14 days after exposure, continue to monitor symptoms, wear a face mask, wash your hands often, avoid gatherings and keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
- 7 Day Quarantine: Quarantine may end after Day 7 if no COVID-19 symptoms have developed and a test done no earlier than Day 6 comes back negative. A COVID-19 test cannot be done earlier than Day 6, and close contacts must continue to quarantine until the test result comes back. For the full 14 days after exposure, continue to monitor symptoms, wear a face mask, wash your hands often, avoid gatherings and keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
These guidelines went into effect at 12:00 p.m. CST on Monday, December 7, 2020.