We encourage you to use the Isolation and Quarantine Calculator on this page and use the resources listed below.
NOTE: These calculators are intended for the general public. Special populations living and working in higher-risk settings have separate guidance. This includes healthcare workers, individuals living in congregate settings, immunocompromised individuals, and schools. If you are in one of these categories, please review the specific guidance or contact the CDH Call Center at (208) 321-2222. Please follow your workplace, school, and childcare guidance if stricter than what is outlined in this tool.
K-12 students exposed in an instructional setting SHOULD quarantine from the community and follow their school's guidance on when to return. Click here for CDH's school resources page.
CDH encourages the public to fill out the form if they, or their child, receives a positive COVID-19 test result. The form was developed with Adobe Document Signing to preserve HIPAA compliance in completing and sending.
Quarantine vs. Isolation
When to seek emergency medical attention
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:
Three COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment facilities will be stood up in North Idaho, eastern Idaho, and the Treasure Valley. Monoclonal antibody treatment involves therapeutic medications that are proving to be effective in keeping people from getting severely ill and requiring hospitalization after contracting COVID-19. The centers will help preserve hospital bed capacity for the severely ill.
Specific information about the exact location of the treatment centers will be made available in the coming days. Additional treatment centers may be added later.
Patients visiting the treatment centers must have a referral from a doctor. The treatments are free.
Learn more about monoclonal treatments and Idaho's efforts, HERE.
Quarantine and isolation can occur concurrently in a household if all of the following are implemented:
Eat in separate rooms or areas
Avoid sharing personal items
Wear a mask
Clean your hands often
If you are unable to separate infectious persons from well persons in the household by following all risk reductions, it is important to implement as many of the risk reductions as possible. Household members will need to quarantine for 14 days after the infectious person is out of isolation which is the last known exposure date. See section on quarantine.
People you have been around during the two-day period prior to the start of your symptoms (or if you are asymptomatic, two days before your positive COVID-19 specimen collection date), through to the time you start isolation, are at greatest risk of infection and should be prioritized for notification. Learn more, about identifying & talking to your close contacts, HERE.
Idaho Hotlines & Resources