Quarantine & Isolation

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Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines are for confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, regardless of vaccination status.  A “Presumptive COVID-19 case” means an individual who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and who had close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case 2-14 days before symptom onset; or has a positive test result from an at-home antigen test kit.

Oregon COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation Guidance

CDC "When to Quarantine?"

Confirmed & Presumptive COVID-19 Cases are required to-

  • Isolate for at least 5 days after the onset of the illness, with COVID-19 symptoms improving and at least 24 hours after a fever is gone without the use of medication.
  • Isolate for at least 5 days after the collection of a positive sample if asymptomatic or mild symptoms that do NOT include fever, cough, shortness of breath or diarrhea.
  • Isolate for at least 10 days if suffering from severe to critical illness related to COVID19, if hospitalized for COVID-19, or if the individual has a severely compromised
    immune system.
  • Adhere to recommendations from local or state public health.

CDC "When to end Isolation?"

Confirmed & Presumptive COVID-19 Cases should, but are not required to-

  • Quarantine or isolate if tribal, state or local public health authorities determine, based on
    a review of the specific facts, that such action is necessary to protect the public’s health,
    even though the individual does not meet the definition of a close contact or
    presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Wear a mask around other people for the 10 days following symptom onset or date of
    positive test.
  • Review Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration resources and
    requirements related to COVID-19 workplace risks, if reporting regularly to a workplace.

Close Contacts-

  • Close contacts are no longer required to quarantine in Oregon, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Close contact is an individual who has had a substantial exposure to a confirmed
    COVID-19 case or a presumptive COVID-19 case.