Close Contact with Someone Who Tested Positive

If you had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 you may have to quarantine. 

Who does Not Have to Quarantine After Close Contact with Someone With COVID-19?

  • Anyone ages 12 or older and who has received all CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including boosters if eligible and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
  • Anyone ages 5-11 years old who has completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Anyone who has had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (tested positive using a viral test, e.g. antigen or PCR).


Who Has to Quarantine After Close Contact With Someone With COVID-19?

  • Anyone ages 12 or older who has completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, and is eligible for a CDC recommended booster shot but has not received it.
  • Anyone who has not completed a primary vaccine series.
  • Anyone who is not vaccinated.


PLEASE NOTE: New York State has provided an Affirmation of Quarantine Form Found Here that you can fill, print out, and provide to your employer. This form may be used for quarantine release, quarantine leave benefits, or for New York Paid Family Leave COVID-19 claims as if it was an individual Order for Quarantine issued by the New York State Department of Health or relevant County’s Commissioner of Health or designee.

No individualized quarantine orders will be provided: The Orange County Department of Health may or may not do a case investigation. CLICK HERE for the standing quarantine order to provide to your employer.

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