Isolation and Quarantine Requirements for Vaccinated AlbertansPosted on
With more and more Albertans eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, now including children ages 12 and up, we are seeing a change in close contact isolation requirements. Please read the information below regarding isolation requirements for vaccinated Albertans. Any further questions should be health with through Alberta Health Services directly by calling 8-1-1.
Isolation and quarantine requirements for vaccinated Albertans (May 31, 2021):
If you are fully-vaccinated* and are exposed to a COVID-19 case:
- If you have no symptoms, you are not required to quarantine.
- If you do have symptoms, you must isolate for 10 days and should get tested – your isolation can end early if you test negative.
If you are partially vaccinated* and are exposed to a COVID-19 case:
- If you have no symptoms, you must quarantine for 10 days and should get tested.
- Your quarantine can end early if you test negative on day 7 or later.
- If you test negative before day 7, you must remain in quarantine and need a second negative test on day 7 or later to end quarantine.
- If you do have symptoms, you must isolate and should get tested.
- If you test negative before day 7, you must continue to quarantine (10 days total from exposure date).
- If you test negative on day 7 or later and your symptoms have resolved, your quarantine can end.
*You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving both doses in a 2-dose vaccine series, or 1 dose in a 1 dose vaccine series.
You are considered partially vaccinated 14 days after receiving the first dose in a 2-dose vaccine series.