Kids should quarantine if they have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours) with someone who has COVID-19 unless they have been fully vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated kids do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated kids should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
In some cases, kids exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to quarantine if they don’t have any symptoms and if both the infected and exposed individual were consistently and correctly wearing a mask.
*If your child has been hospitalized or has problems with their immune system, they will not be allowed to return until at least 20 days after symptoms start.