How long should I stay in home isolation if I have COVID-19?

People who are severely ill with COVID-19 might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared. People with weakened immune systems may require testing to determine when they can be around others. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.

How long can you spread COVID-19 after testing positive?

People with COVID-19 can spread the virus to other people for 10 days after they develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms. The person with COVID-19 and all members of the household should wear a well-fitted mask and consistently, inside the home.

When to start and end COVID-19 quarantine?

You should stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

How long should I quarantine if I am COVID-19 asymptomatic?

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

How long after being tested positive for COVID-19 can you can resume being around others, if you have no symptoms?

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

How long do COVID-19 patients continue to shed the virus?

The duration of viral shedding varies significantly and may depend on severity. Among 137 survivors of COVID-19, viral shedding based on testing of oropharyngeal samples ranged from 8-37 days, with a median of 20 days.

How long are you contagious with COVID-19 if you have no fever?

If you had symptoms, the criteria for ending isolation include:

10 days have passed since your symptoms first began and. 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and. Your other COVID-19 symptoms are improving.

Can I spread COVID-19 if I have no symptoms?

Some people with COVID-19 have no signs and symptoms but can still spread the virus to others.

Can asymptomatic people transmit COVID-19?

Yes, infected people can transmit the virus both when they have symptoms and when they don’t have symptoms. This is why it is important that all people who are infected are identified by testing, isolated, and, depending on the severity of their disease, receive medical care.