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COVID19 Quarantine Guidelines

If you have been identified as a contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, if you yourself have tested positive for COVID-19, or you have just arrived to Rhode Island, follow these steps:


  • AVOID public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares 
  • DO NOT have any visitors to your house during this time. If you must have visitors, tell them that you are under quarantine
  • PRACTICE social distancing, staying 6 feet away from others

How to self-monitor:  Daily health checks

  1. Take your temperature least two times a day, every morning and evening, and anytime you feel feverish. It is important to write down your temperature every time you take it.
  2. Watch for other symptoms such as: cough, sore throat, runny noses, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell. Mild flu-like illness: fatigue, chills, muscle aches

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

If you have a fever, or develop respiratory illness; a cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, mild flu-like illness; fatigue, chills, or muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell. 

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Stay home until:

At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared


At least 72 hours (3 days) have passed since recovery (the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications with improvement of respiratory symptoms).

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