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If I have been vaccinated, do I need to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19?

Vaccinated persons who are exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
  • Have not had any symptoms since the current COVID-19 exposure. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

If any of the above criteria are not met, persons should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

*However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.