COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?




What should I do after I get tested while I wait for results from my COVID-19 test?

It is safer to assume you have the virus until you receive your result. If you test positive for the virus, isolate yourself from others (even in your household) until you meet all of the following criteria:

-24 hours fever-free with no medicine

-symptoms improve

-and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or positive test date


If I feel fine and I haven't received my test results, can I go out anyway?

No, it is advised you continue to quarantine until you know the results of your test. You could be what is called an "Asymptomatic Carrier," or someone who could potentially infect others while not showing outward/physical symptoms of being infected with the virus.


If someone in my household tested positive, what do I have to do?

Along with that person self-isolating to a separate part of the home (see isolation guidance graphic at top of page), you must quarantine for the duration of their isolation. Once they have recovered, you must quarantine an additional 14 days to satisfy the incubation period of COVID-19.


I've received a positive COVID-19 test result from a laboratory, but haven't been contacted by a contact tracer yet. What do I do?

If you've been informed of a positive test result, isolate yourself from others (even in your household) until you meet all of the following criteria:

-24 hours fever-free with no medicine

-symptoms improve

-and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared


Are there guidelines for parents who have children starting school?