What to do if I test positive for Covid-19

If you test positive you must isolate – whether or not you are vaccinated. This isolation means you must be alone, without direct contact with anyone else, until you can no longer spread the virus.

  • This isolation period must last for a minimum of 5 full days.
  • On Day 6, if you have not had any symptoms OR you have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours and your other symptoms are improving, then you may resume your usual activities.
  • You must wear a well-fitting mask covering your nose and mouth at all times when you are with other people (even in your own household) from days 6 to 10. You may remove your mask prior to day 11, if you have had two negative tests taken 48 hours apart.
  • If you still have a fever or your symptoms are not improving OR you cannot wear a mask at all times, you must continue to isolate through day 10.

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This information was updated on August 26, 2022. Please check the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for more information: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-isolation-and-exposure-guidance-for-the-general-public#about-covid-19-isolation-and-quarantine-