COVID 19 Resources
COVID Testing Information
Getting Tested for COVID
Guidance for People Exposed to Person with COVID-19
Updated Guidance on Close Contacts and Tracing
Review guidance on Close Contacts and Tracing: COVID-19 on the MDH webpage.
COVID 19 Vaccine Information
Update on MDH Quarantine Guidance
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) updated quarantine guidance on Monday, Dec. 7. These updates are based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that shortens quarantine in certain situations. CDC recommends a quarantine period of 14 days, however, based on local circumstances and resources, options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives. The science did not change, but the update supports behavior science implementation. For overview of the updated guidance, read How long to keep away from others (quarantine) on the MDH website.
Safest Action is to Remain in Quarantine for 14 Days
If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 (an exposure), you need to stay home and away from others (quarantine). COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick, and some people with COVID-19 never feel sick, so you need to separate yourself from others so you don't spread the virus without knowing it.
May Consider 10-Day or 7-Day Quarantine Under Certain Conditions
You may consider shorter quarantine periods but only under certain conditions. Review the conditions for 10-day and 7-day quarantines on the MDH website.