The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reducing the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 exposure to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others. Studies demonstrate that the majority of COVID-19 transmission occurs one to two days prior to the onset of symptoms and two to three days after. If asymptomatic after five days, persons with COVID-19 may leave isolation if they continue to wear a mask for an additional five days.
Please note that this advisory applies to the unvaccinated as well as those who are more than six months out from their second mRNA vaccine dose or more than two months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and have not yet received a booster shot. Those who have received a booster shot do not need to isolate following an exposure but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. In all cases, a COVID-19 test is recommended at day five after exposure. Click here for more.