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 possible situation. 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 have symptoms but your test result is negative. No, you do not need to isolate. Anyone with symptoms should stay home until they are feeling better.
You’re told you’re a close contact of someone who tested positive for (or has) COVID-19 AND you are fully immunized. No, you do not have to quarantine/stay home. 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.
You’re told you’re a close contact of someone who tested positive for (or has) COVID-19 AND you are not fully immunized. No, you do not have to quarantine/stay home. However, if you develop symptoms in the 14 days after your last contact with this person, isolate and take the online COVID-19 self-assessment. See details.

Information for Household Contacts (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/stay home. See details.

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/stay home. Anyone with symptoms should stay home until they are feeling better.

See details.

Your child (or person you live with) has COVID-19. You have no symptoms and are not immunized.

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

Yes, It is strongly recommended that you quarantine/stay at home. See details.

Your child (or person you live with) has COVID-19.  You have no symptoms and are fully immunized.

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

No, you do not have to quarantine/stay home. However, if you develop symptoms in the 14 days after your last contact with this person, isolate and take the online COVID-19 self-assessment. 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.