Have symptoms or Been exposed?

If you have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19, please follow the instructions below. For additional details, see the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance documents, below.


If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Complete the MGA Self-Report form
  • Stay home for 5 days*.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you are up to date with your vaccination, or if you have had a COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days...

Determine if you are up-to-date by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

  • Complete the MGA Self-Report form
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test after at least 5 days.

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you are NOT vaccinated or considered not up-to-date and have not recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection...

Determine if you are up-to-date by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

  • Complete the MGA Self-Report form
  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test after at least 5 days. 

If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home

Submit a Self-Report

*To determine when five days have passed, you can consider Day 0 of isolation defined as either the date your symptoms started, if symptomatic, or the date of your first positive test, if asymptomatic.

**To determine when to be tested and when to leave quarantine, you can consider Day 0 of quarantine defined as the date of your most recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Georgia DPH guidance documents: