Isolation & Quarantine Orders

Lab-Tested Positives

Individuals who test positive must remain at home for five days from symptom onset or from their test date if they do not have symptoms. If the positive has no symptoms or symptoms are resolving at the end of the fifth day, they may end their isolation as long as they can wear a well-fitted mask around others for five additional days. If they cannot wear a mask or are moderately to severely immunocompromised, they must remain isolated for 10 days from symptom onset or test date if asymptomatic. Find out more information about isolation and precautions by visiting the CDC website.

Home Tested Positives

  • Report your home test and get orders: COVID-19 Positive Home Test Reporting
  • Affirmation of Isolation (PDF): This form may be used for Quarantine Release, quarantine leave benefits or as if it was an individual Order for Quarantine issued by the New York State Department of Health or relevant County's Commissioner of Health or designee.


Contacts to positives are no longer required to quarantine if they are not experiencing symptoms. Contacts must wear a mask for 10 days following exposure and should test on day 5 or if symptoms develop. Find out more information about what to do if you were exposed to COVID-19.