Ending Self-Quarantine or Self-Isolation


  • You must stay in self-quarantine for at least 14 days from the time you believe you were exposed to COVID-19.
  • If you do not have any symptoms after 14 days, you can end your self-quarantine and go back to your life's activities. Be mindful of your state's current set of restrictions for social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
  • If someone else in your home has COVID-19, you need to stay in self-quarantine for 14 days after the infected person comes out of self-isolation.

If you are in self-isolation, here are specific guidelines for when you can end isolation

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication

If you were severely ill from COVID-19 (you were in the hospital and needed oxygen), your health care provider may recommend that you stay in isolation for longer than 10 days after your symptoms first appeared (possibly up to 20 days) and you may need to finish your period of isolation at home.

If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive

  • At least 10 days have passed since your first positive test
  • Continue to have no symptoms