And you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19:
If you are not fully vaccinated and have had close contact with a person with COVID-19, you need to stay home and away from others (quarantine) even if you have no symptoms.
- COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick, and some people with COVID-19 never feel sick, so you need to separate yourself from others so you don’t spread the virus without knowing it.
- The safest option is to stay home and away from others for 14 days. In certain situations, you may end your quarantine after 10 days, or after seven days with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (not antibody/blood or antigen). You cannot end your quarantine before seven days for any reason. For more about your quarantine options if you have no symptoms, visit the Close Contacts and Tracing page at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
And you are vaccinated:
- If someone has completed COVID-19 vaccination (two doses in a two-dose series or one dose in a one-dose series) and is exposed, they do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:
- The COVID-19 exposure was at least 14 days after their vaccination series was fully completed.
- They do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.
And you have symptoms:
Talk to your doctor and follow their advice.
And you do not have symptoms:
Continue to protect yourself. Get vaccinated if you are able, and until you are fully vaccinated, follow social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and wear a mask when you’re out in public. Get tested again if you develop symptoms or have contact with someone with COVID-19.