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How long cases vs contacts need to isolate:

1.       If someone is a case: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/positive#.YeGswfnMKUl 

How long you need to self-isolate depends on your COVID-19 vaccine status.

     1. Fully vaccinated: At least five days have passed since your symptoms started, or from test date if you did not have                 symptoms. You should wear a mask even in settings where a mask isn’t required and avoid higher risk settings, such as           visiting a long term care facility and any gatherings, for another five days after ending self-isolation. Fully vaccinated             means you received both doses of a two-dose series (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna vaccine), or have           received a single dose of a one-dose series (e.g. Janssen/Johnson and Johnson) more than 14 days ago. Not fully                     vaccinated: at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms started, or from the day you tested positive if you did               not have symptoms.

      2. Fever has resolved for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

      3. Symptoms have improved.

If you don’t have a fever and the signs of COVID-19 illness are improving by the end of your self-isolation period, you no longer need to self-isolate. You might have a cough for several weeks. A cough alone is not a reason to self-isolate for longer.

If your signs of COVID-19 illness get worse or do not improve beyond your self-isolation, arrange to see a healthcare provider (see “When to get medical care”).

When your self-isolation is complete, continue to take precautions such as physical distancing, wearing a mask and cleaning your hands often.

2.       If someone is a close contact: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus/covid-19-contact-notification#.YeGuofnMKUk

Situation:  You are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

What to do:  From the date you were exposed, self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 illness for 10 days.

Situation:  You are not fully vaccinated and did not have COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

What to do: From the date you were exposed, self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 10 days (or longer - see below).

If you cannot self-isolate away from the person who tests positive, extend your self-isolation and self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 more days from the day this person ends their self-isolation.

Fully vaccinated means you received both doses of a two-dose series (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna vaccine), or have received a single dose of a one-dose series (e.g. Janssen/Johnson and Johnson) more than 14 days ago.