Effective today, the Utah Department of Health will allow individuals exposed to COVID-19 to end quarantine after 10 days instead of 14.

If you live with someone who tests positive for COVID, you must quarantine for the full 10 days—even if you test negative. It can be difficult to stay isolated from someone in your home who has COVID-19, so you may need to quarantine longer than 10 days if you can’t stay away from the person who has COVID. Every time you come into close contact with the person who tested positive while they are infectious, your 10-day quarantine starts over.

If your exposure to COVID was not from your household, you may be tested on day 7 of quarantine and, if you test negative and do not have any symptoms, you may leave quarantine.

If you qualify to end quarantine early (you have no symptoms and your exposure was not in your household), you may receive your 7-day test from the Salt Lake County Health Department. Registration is required—refer to the health department website for the most current test dates, times, and locations.

Click here for a downloadable flyer in English and Spanish that explains the new guidelines and rapid testing that is available.