When to discontinue isolation

For an individual that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolating at home, they should follow the guidance below. 

Discontinuing home isolation 
Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms must remain under home isolation precautions until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
  • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • Symptoms have improved

Persons who have not had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive must remain under home isolation precautions until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test and they have not developed symptoms since their positive test

Additional guidance can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html.