Note: All testing should be accompanied by a seamless plan for follow-up of disclosure of test results and linkage to care. Testing of asymptomatic persons in health care, occupational and congregate settings is not a requirement, but may be done if needed to control or prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, in congregate settings decisions should be made for how results will be used for infection control, resident placement, staff and resident cohorting, continuity of care when residents are transferred to other congregate settings, and frequency of repeat testing of residents and staff who test negative.
Ill persons should stay home and away from others until there has been no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, there has been improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) for at least 3 days; AND it is at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, i.e., the minimum length of time will be 10 days.
Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for COVID-19
California Department of Public Health's Guidance web page
California Department of Public Health's Resource web page
California Department of Public Healths All Facilities Letters - 2020 web page