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Updated Quarantine Guidance

DHS Announces New COVID-19 Guidance on Quarantine Duration In response to new guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health Services (DHS) has updated quarantine guidance for close contacts of someone diagnosed with COVID-19. The updated guidance went into effect for Wisconsinites on Monday, December 7. While a 14-day quarantine is still the safest option, this new guidance takes into account emerging scientific evidence on quarantine periods, and recognizes the difficulty many Wisconsinites may have complying with the full 14-day quarantine. DHS now allows that people who do not develop symptoms can end their quarantine: • After completing day 10 of quarantine without testing. • After completing day 7 of quarantine and receiving a negative test result (molecular or antigen) that was collected within 48 hours of the end of quarantine. Learn more here: