Isolation is for those who test positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms. Even if you are vaccinated, you should isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Isolation means you stay at home and away from others, even those who live with you.
- Those without symptoms should isolate for 14 days from a positive test.
- Those with symptoms should isolate for 14 days and until their symptoms have improved and they have been fever-free (without fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours.
If you are unvaccinated and are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should quarantine. If you have had COVID-19 in the last three months or are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms.
- Quarantine lasts 14 days
- You can end quarantine on day 7 with a negative test.
- More on quarantine here.
Whether you are in quarantine or isolation, you should not be leaving your home for errands or to go to work. Both quarantine and isolation mean you need to stay home and away from other people until you are allowed out again. This means you can’t do any activities outside of your home, like going to school, work, or out to do errands or recreation. If you have to stay home, you may need help with grocery shopping or other errands. Here are some options:
- If you can afford the additional fee and are not using 3SquaresVT, there are parts of our area where Instacart will deliver.
- You can give your 3SquaresVT EBT card to a friend or family to shop for you.
- If you don't have friends or family nearby, and are not a resident of one of the towns below: email Ellen Hill firstname.lastname@example.org. We will find someone to help you with errands.
Town committees that can run errands
Residents of these towns can turn to their town committees: