QUARANTINE: As of August 11, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends quarantine for people who have been EXPOSED to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. However, CDC recommends that people who have been exposed still take precautions to protect others, such as masking around others for 10 days and getting tested five days after exposure.
ISOLATION: If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or have been instructed to isolate and have any questions, please contact us at Grand County Public Health or call 970-725-3288.
Isolation means staying apart from other people when you have COVID-19 for 5 FULL DAYS. This is an important tool for preventing the transmission of the virus. The best place to isolate is in your own home.
These isolation instructions apply to the general population in the community, including workplaces. They do not apply to health care settings, correctional settings, homeless shelters, or other high-risk congregate living settings.
Go HERE for CDC's Isolation and Exposure Calculator
COVID-19 Symptoms could be ANY or ALL of the following:
- New stuffy nose or sinus/head congestion
- New cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore Throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Decreased or abnormal taste sensation
- Mild to no symptoms at all - following a close exposure