Tested positive for COVID-19, or came in close contact with someone who did? Isolation and quarantine are important steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Here’s an overview of the current guidelines in Mass:

If you tested positive for COVID-19; Everyone, regardless of vaccination status or symptoms, must:

• Stay home for 5 days (Isolate)

• If after 5 days you have no symptoms or your symptoms resolve, you can leave the house, but must continue to wear a mask around others for an additions 5 days.

* Someone infected with Covid will typically continue to test positive anywhere from 5-8 days, and in rare cases, up to 6 weeks, even though the individual is no longer contagious.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19:

If you have been boosted, completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months, or completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months, you must:

• Wear a mask around others for 10 days

• Test on day 5, if possible and if you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you've completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are NOT boosted, Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are NOT boosted, or are unvaccinated, you must:

• Stay home for 5 days (quarantine). After that continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.

• If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.

• Test on day 5, if possible and if you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

 

https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/home/pages/waltham-covid-19-info

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