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COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guideline for the General Public and Schools

Navajo Nation Guideline for FULLY VACCINATED/BOOSTED individuals

COVID Status Self Care Action Plan
Cases-Anyone who tests positive for COVID
  1. Isolate: Stay at home away from others for 10 days since symptoms began (or from test date if no symptoms). Isolation can be shortened to 5 days only if a test on day 5 is negative AND no symptoms or resolving symptoms
  2. Mask around others: All cases should mask for the full 10 days, both in and outside of home.
Contacts-Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID
  1. Quarantine: Staying at home (quarantine) is not required for people who are fully vaccinated and boosted who have no symptoms.
  2. Mask around others: Wear a mask around others at all times (including at home) for 10 days after last exposure.
  3. Testingis important to prevent silent spread:
    • Get tested five days after your last exposure regardless of symptoms.
    • Test right away if COVID symptoms develop any time in the 10 day period and isolate away from others while awaiting the test result.

Navajo Nation Guideline for individuals who are NOT FULLY VACCINATED AND BOOSTED

COVID Status Self Care Action Plan
Cases-Anyone who tests positive for COVID
  1. Isolate: Stay at home away from others for 10 days since symptoms began (or from test date if no symptoms). Isolation can be shortened to 5 days only if a test on day 5 is negative AND no symptoms or resolving symptoms.
  2. Mask around others: All cases should mask for the full 10 days, both in and outside of home.
Contacts-anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID
  1. Quarantine: Stay at home away from others for 10 days after last exposure. Quarantine may be shortened to 5 days only if a test on day 5 is negative AND no symptoms.
  2. Mask around others: Wear a mask around others at all times (including at home) for 10 days after last exposure.
  3. Testing is important to prevent silent spread:
    • Get tested five days after your last exposure, regardless of symptoms.
    • Test right away if COVID symptoms develop any time in the 10 day period and isolate away from others while awaiting the test result.

FULLY VACCINATED AND BOOSTED MEANS YOU:

  • Have been boosted

OR

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months

OR

  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

For all testing recommendations, home testing is an acceptable form of testing. If the test is positive, self report to the health facility where you receive your primary care.

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