Updated January 25, 2022

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you may need to quarantine depending on your COVID-19 vaccination history. Exposed (also called close contact) means spending at least 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of someone over the course of a day, with or without a mask. See guidelines for quarantine below.

If you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 you need to isolate for at least 5 days, whether you have been vaccinated or not. See guidelines for isolation.

These guidelines apply for the general public. For people who live or work in shelters, correctional settings or certain other care settings where people live close together, isolation and quarantine guidelines in these settings are still 10 - 14 days. (See State Investigative Guidelines for details.)

Information about school settings

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 

Oregon Health Authority: How to Quarantine

 

Vaccine History

If you

What to do 

Up-to-date

18 years and older AND

  • Had your booster shot, OR;
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months, OR; 
  • Received the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

Less than 18 years old AND

  • Completed your primary series (dose 1 & 2) of Pfizer vaccine more than 2 weeks ago

No home quarantine is required. 

  1. Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days after exposure. 
  2. Get tested around day 5, if possible. If you test positive» 

If you develop symptoms at any time, stay home. Get tested if you are able. 

Not up-to-date

18 years and older AND

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than 5 months ago and have not had your booster shot, OR; 
  • Received the J&J vaccine over 2 months ago and have not had your booster shot, OR;
  • Received only one dose of Pfizer / Moderna vaccine, OR
  • Are unvaccinated

Less than 18 years old AND

  • Are unvaccinated, OR 
  • Received only one dose of Pfizer vaccine, OR
  • It has been less than 2 weeks since you received a second Pfizer vaccine
  1. Quarantine: Stay home for 5 days after exposure (day 0 = last day of exposure).
  2. After that, continue to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 more days.
  3. Get tested on day 5, if possible. If you test positive» 

If you develop symptoms at any time, stay home. Get tested if you are able.

Previous confirmed case If you tested positive (viral test) for COVID in the last 90 days, have recovered and have no symptoms and are exposed again

No home quarantine is required.

  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days after exposure
  • You do not need to get tested again. Your test result could still be positive from your last infection. 
  • If you develop new symptoms, stay home until your fever is gone and you are feeling better.

If you test positive for COVID-19

Oregon Health Authority: How to Self-Isolate

Who

What to do

Everyone -- regardless of vaccination history.

  1. Stay home and away from others (isolation) for at least  5 days.
  2. After 5 days, you can leave home if you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medicines and have only mild symptoms that are improving. 
  3. Continue to carefully mask around others for 5 more days.

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