Can I test out of quarantine?
It is not recommended to test out of quarantine (the period away from others after being exposed to COVID-19). In fact, quarantine is no longer recommended for those who are up to date on their vaccinations. See more information below.
The CDC currently does not recommend quarantine for people who are up to date on their vaccines and were possibly exposed to COVID-19. If you want to get tested, wait at least 5 days after your exposure, continue to watch for symptoms, and take precautions until 10 days after exposure.
The CDC recommends that people who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including young children not yet eligible, should quarantine for at least 5 days after their most recent contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. You can test at the end of day 5, but you should still monitor yourself for symptoms and take precautions until 10 days after exposure. You only need to remain in quarantine for 5 days after exposure if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.