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Novel Coronavirus

You do not need to have a negative test or a letter from Public Health to return to work or school.

When Does My Home Isolation End?

If you had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 or if a healthcare provider thinks* that you have COVID-19, you must stay home until:

  • At least 10 days** have passed since your symptoms first started and
  • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) and
  • Your symptoms have improved

If you tested positive for COVID-19 but never had any symptoms:

  • You must stay home for 10 days after the test was taken, but
  • If you develop symptoms, you need to follow the instructions above

*If a healthcare provider initially thought your symptoms were due to COVID-19 but they reassessed your diagnosis and concluded that you are not infected, you can stop isolating once 24 hours have passed since you have been fever-free without using fever-reducing medications. However, if you are under quarantine orders (because you are a close contact to a person with COVID-19) you must stay in quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with the person

**If you have a condition that severely weakens your immune system you might need to stay home for longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.

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COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Idaho Rebounds Press Release Guidelines for senior centers, businesses, and communities
IDAHO REBOUNDS Press Releases Guidelines for Senior Centers, Businesses, and Communities
     
Guidelines for schools Guidelines for childcare providers Guidelines for Food Establishments
Guidelines for Schools Guidelines for Childcare Providers Guidelines for Food Establishments
     
Pools and playground First Responder Resources COVID-19 Print Media
Pools and playground First Responder Resources COVID-19 Print Media
     
Other Resources Resources for Health Care Professionals Monitoring and Tracking
Other COVID-19 Resources Resources for Health Care Professionals Monitoring and Tracking

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211


For medical emergencies dial 911.

Disclaimer

All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

Idaho Public Health

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