Why You Can't Test Out of COVID-19 Quarantine*

  • *Quarantine = staying home/away from others for 14 days after close contact with someone with COVID-19 to make sure you don’t get sick/infect others.

    • Possibly exposed to COVID-19?
    • Quarantine at home for 14 days.
    • You cannot test out of quarantine.
    • Even if you test negative, stay home for 14 days.
    • A negative test only shows you are not infected on the day tested during the 14 day quarantine.
    • You can still test positive and/or become sick during the 14 day quarantine. 
    • It is important to complete the entire 14 day quarantine. 
    • After 14 days if you have no symptoms, your quarantine is over.

    For general questions about COVID-19 call 211 or 1-800-222-1222. Download the COVID AlertNJ App.