Updated August 22, 2022

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should take precautions to avoid spreading the disease.

Close contact means spending at least 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of someone (family, friend, co-worker, acquaintance or someone you don’t know) over the course of a day, with or without a mask.

If you had close contact

In Oregon, unless you live or work in certain high-risk settings like health care, you do not need to quarantine. You should

  1. Watch yourself for symptoms for 10 days and wear a mask around others.
  2. If you can, get tested 5 days after exposure or if you develop symptoms. It’s best to get tested 5 days after you were exposed. If you take a home test, and get a negative result, consider taking another test 1-2 days later. 
  3. Consider where you will be and who you will be around. You can continue to protect people at high risk for severe COVID-19 by limiting your in-person contact or wearing a mask around them for 10 days. 
  4. If you develop symptoms or test positive, isolate  (stay away from others) for 5 days and call your doctor or clinic right away. If you are at high risk of getting severe COVID, there may be treatment available. If you don’t have a doctor, call 211. Keep away from others, even in your own home, so you don’t get other people sick. 
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms resolve after 5 days, you can leave your home.
  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 more days.
  • If you are immunocompromised or have significant symptoms, isolate for at least 10 days.