Observe that suggestions for discontinuing isolation in individuals recognized to be contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 may, in some circumstances, seem to battle with suggestions on when to discontinue quarantine for individuals recognized to have been uncovered to SARS-CoV-2. CDC recommends 14 days of quarantine after publicity based mostly on the time it takes to develop sickness if contaminated. Thus, it’s potential that an individual recognized to be contaminated may depart isolation sooner than an individual who’s quarantined due to the risk they’re contaminated.
The easiest way to guard your self and others is to keep dwelling for 14 days if you happen to assume you’ve been uncovered to somebody who has COVID-19. Test your native well being division’s web site for details about choices in your space to probably shorten this quarantine interval.
These suggestions will stop most, however can’t stop all, situations of secondary unfold. The most effective accessible proof means that recovered individuals can proceed to shed detectable SARS-CoV-2 RNA in higher respiratory specimens for as much as 3 months after sickness onset, albeit at concentrations significantly decrease than throughout sickness, in ranges the place replication-competent virus has not been reliably recovered and infectiousness is unlikely. Research haven’t discovered proof that clinically recovered individuals with persistence of viral RNA have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to others.