Do I Need to Isolate / Quarantine?

COVID-19

Below are some common scenarios that you or someone in your household may be experiencing. These do not cover every possibility and if you require assistance in figuring out what you should do call Health Link at 811.

People who have COVID-19 or have symptoms must isolate to avoid spreading illness.

Information for You

What's Happening: Do I Need to Isolate or Quarantine?
You tested positive for COVID-19. This means you have COVID-19. Yes, you must isolate. See details.
You have symptoms and are waiting for your COVID-19 test result. Yes, you must isolate. See details.
You have symptoms and didn’t get a test. Yes, you must isolate. See details.
You’re told you’re a close contact of someone who tested positive for (or has) COVID-19. No. However, if you develop symptoms in the 14 days after your last contact with this person, take the online COVID-19 self-assessment. See details.

Information for You and Your Child (Or Others Who Live With You)

What's Happening: Do I Need to Isolate or Quarantine?
Your child (or person you live with) has symptoms but you don’t. They’re waiting for their COVID-19 test result.

Yes, your child (or person you live with) must isolate.

No, you don’t have to quarantine.

See details.

You and your child (or person you live with) don’t have symptoms after you both had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

No, you and your child (or person you live with) do not need to quarantine.

See details.

Your child (or person you live with) has symptoms. You don’t have symptoms. Your child (or person you live with) tested negative for COVID-19. This means they did not have COVID-19 at the time of their test.

No, you and your child (or the person you live with) do not need to quarantine.

See details.

Your child (or person you live with) has symptoms but you don’t. They tested positive for COVID-19.

Yes, your child (or person you live with) must isolate.

No, you do not have to quarantine.

See details.

Travellers

What's Happening: Do I Need to Isolate or Quarantine?
You come to Alberta from outside of Canada under a quarantine exemption. You don’t have symptoms.

You may leave quarantine only under specific conditions.

See details.

You come to Alberta from outside of Canada.

Yes, you must follow all federal isolation and quarantine requirements.

See details.