*REVISED* Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance

NYSDOH February 4 Memo:

Between December 27, 2021 and January 10, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued several updates to its recommendations for isolation and quarantine associated with COVID-19 infection or exposure. In addition to recommendations for the general public, specific recommendations for certain groups such as healthcare workers, travelers, and those who work at or attend school have been released. CDC further updated its isolation and quarantine guidance on January 27, 2022.

CDC has indicated that additional guidance for other special settings including higher education and certain types of congregate living settings will be issued in the future.

After careful review of the evidence CDC used to inform these recommendations as well as case and hospitalization rates in New York, NYSDOH is aligning with CDC’s updated isolation and quarantine guidance, with particular exceptions or clarifications as described below.

This guidance supersedes previous isolation and quarantine guidance. Healthcare worker guidance has been updated separately.

This revised NYSDOH document incorporates additional information for people with ongoing exposure to individuals with COVID-19, travel, and updates on extracurricular and participation in before/after-school care and/or child care program licensed or permitted to serve school age children for those students attending school while on quarantine.