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.

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-