New Close Contact Quarantine Guidelines

Nov. 23, 2020.  The DESE protocols been updated to reflect the recent change in DPH quarantining protocols for close contacts:

In this new guidance, a close contact must remain quarantined for:

  • At least 14 days from the date of last exposure; or
  • (new) At least 10 days, provided all of the following are satisfied:
    • You have not had, and do not have, any symptoms;
    • You are tested on day 8 of your quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) to detect the presence of the virus;
    • You receive a negative test result; and
    • You monitor yourself for symptoms for the full 14 days. If you develop symptoms, you should contact your health care provider and be re-tested