To assist the general public with questions on suspected close contact with COVID-19 or contact with a positive case COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a quarantine and isolation calculator. The tool will help determine how long to isolate, quarantine, or take precautions to prevent spreading COVID-19.
By answering a series of questions, individuals who test positive for COVID-19, have mild symptoms of suspected COVID-19 or have been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, with or without symptoms, the calculator resource provides guidance. An individual who has had close contact to someone with a positive test for COVID-19 will understand when and for how long to quarantine or understand other precautionary methods like when to test and wearing a well-fitting mask.
The CDC says their calculator is not specifically for use by employers and does not apply to:
- People who are moderately or severely ill or immunocompromised. Moderately ill meaning symptomology that affect the lungs like shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and severely ill meaning hospitalization, intensive care, or ventilation support.
- Cases and close contacts identified in high-risk congregate settings and healthcare settings.
- Parents and caregivers with children in K-12 schools or early care and education (ECE) programs.
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