DPH has issued updated quarantine guidance that takes effect today:
- Web page - https://www.mass.gov/guidance/information-and-guidance-for-persons-in-quarantine-due-to-covid-19
- Document download - https://www.mass.gov/media/2208931/download
While the initial guidance to quarantine for 14 days after exposure still stands, this additional guidance will allow those who have been exposed to COVID to test out of quarantine after 10 days if they meet ALL of the following parameters:
- They have not had, and do not have, any symptoms of COVID;
If they are tested on day 8 of their quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test, a PCR test, and receive a negative test result; and
They must monitor themselves for symptoms for the full 14 days. Any individual that develops symptoms should contact their local health care provider and be re-tested.