Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
On Feb. 16, 2021, we updated our Close Contacts and Tracing quarantine guidance to align with recent CDC public health recommendations for vaccinated persons. Other materials will be updated as quickly as possible.

Information for Confirmed Cases and Contacts

Instructions for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must separate yourself from others until all three of these things are true:

  • You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better.
    and
  • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
    and
  • You have had no fever for the last 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.

Watch yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. This is to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Information for People With COVID-19 and Their Employers, Schools, and Child Care (PDF)
Information to determine when it is safe for a person to return to activities like work, school, or child care after testing positive for COVID-19.

Questions? Cases can call 651-201-5689 or 763-250-7897.

Instructions for Contacts of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

To protect yourself, your family, and your community, you must separate yourself from others and watch yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion, or loss of taste or smell. Unless you have had a positive laboratory test for COVID-19 in the past 3 months, follow these instructions.

Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 (PDF)
Detailed version on who needs to quarantine, how to quarantine, and how long to quarantine.
Updated 2/16/21

Questions? Contacts of a case can call 651-201-5685.

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Updated Friday, 26-Feb-2021 13:33:07 CST