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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Updated COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

The MA Department of Public Health (DPH) has updated its COVID-19 isolation and quarantine recommendations to be consist with the CDC.  To help you interpret the new guidance, the Hingham Health Department has created a one-page cheat sheet.  It is a fillable PDF that you can use to figure out how long you need to isolate if you have COVID-19.        

Calculate Your Timeline - What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 

The cheat sheet also contains information on quarantine for people who are identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. In general, the new quarantine guidance is as follows:

  • A person who has no symptoms and has either a negative PCR or antigen test taken on Day 5 or later, can be released on Day 8 (following 7 days of quarantine).
  • If the person does not have a test and does not have symptoms, they may be allowed to leave quarantine on Day 11 (following 10 days of quarantine).
  • Under either option, the individual must conduct active monitoring of their symptoms through Day 14 and get tested and isolate if they develop any sign of disease.

Hingham’s COVID-19 testing site is now open at 308 Cushing Street from 7:00am to 4:00pm Mondays through Saturdays.  Make an appointment online at  Learn more about how the new testing site will work here.  

Please continue to stay vigilant as we head into the winter.  Thank you and stay safe.

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