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    How can negative test results affect quarantine?

    April 5th, 2021

    Written By Nicole Armendariz

    Updated by Emily Heller on April 5th, 2021

    A 14-day quarantine is the best option to ensure a person exposed to COVID-19 does not transmit the virus into the community. However, close contacts without symptoms are eligible to shorten their quarantine. If either a PCR or antigen test is collected on day 6 following exposure, or later, a negative test result can release an individual on day 8 or later. CDC guidelines are available here.

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