If you may have been exposed to COVID-19 directly from another person, or if you’ve visited a COVID-19 hotspot, it’s important to stay home and quarantine to reduce the potential spread of the disease.

Refer to GBCA’s Suggested Response Protocols Flow Chart for COVID-19 Exposures Flow Chart to see what employers should do if their employees may be sick or may have been exposed:



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several tips and suggestions for quarantining. Individuals need to quarantine if they meet the following requirements:

  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • This includes people who previously had COVID-19 and people who have taken a serologic (antibody) test and have antibodies to the virus.
  • What counts as close contact?
  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (touched, hugged, or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you


The page also includes graphics and charts to help calculate the length of quarantine, including different scenarios depending on COVID-19 results.