Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Franklin County Public Health recommends that individuals that are in isolation and quarantine follow the guidance published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). You can view the agency's up-to-date guidelines via the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine-isolation-background.html

How long do I have to Isolate or Quarantine?


Franklin County Public Health has provided the following flowcharts to help you determine how long you have to isolate or quarantine:

IsolationFlowchart.pdf - Reference this flowchart if you have received a positive COVID-19 test.

QuarantineFlowchart.pdf - Reference this flowchart if you were exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Isolation and Quarantine Documents

Franklin County Public Health has provided documents that can be printed and filled out upon receiving a positive test. These forms can be completed as you or your child go through the isolation and quarantine process and shared with parties that may require these documents, such as your employer.

If you are unable to download or print the documents, please call Franklin County Public Heath at 518-481-1709, and choose the option for Isolation and Quarantine (option 2) for assistance.

Health Order to Go into or Remain In Isolation/Quarantine

If you meet the CDC's criteria for isolation and quarantine (Guidance Here) and are required to enter either isolation or quarantine, please fill out the following form:

IsolationQuarantineHealthOrder.pdf

Affirmation of Isolation Release

Complete this form if you or your child had tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in isolation for the total number of days required by the CDC. (Use a separate form for each positive person.)

AffirmationofIsolationRelease.pdf

Affirmation of Quarantine Release

Complete this form if you or your child:

  1. Have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 positive person during their contagious period, and
  2. Was not fully vaccinated at the time of exposure to a COVID-19 positive person during their contagious period, and
  3. Have been in quarantine for the total number of days required by the CDC.

(Use a separate form for each quarantined person.)

AffirmationofQuarantineRelease.pdf