New York Updates Quarantine Guidance For Fully Vaccinated Individuals 

September 22, 2021
On September 22, 2021, New York State updated its quarantine guidance for fully vaccinated individuals to state that, following exposure to COVID-19, “[f]ully vaccinated individuals should be tested for COVID-19 between the third and fifth day after exposure and must wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until receiving a negative test result.” The guidance continues to state that “[a]symptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19.” Unvaccinated individuals must continue to quarantine for ten days after exposure, unless they have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous three months.  

Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks or more after either receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks or more after receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
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