Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Quarantine and Isolation Requirements

  • WCPSS health guidance and FAQ information have been developed in consultation and collaboration with Wake County Public Health.

  • How long do I have to quarantine if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? >

  • Why can’t the quarantine be shortened, especially if I test negative? >

  • What’s the medical reasoning for 14 and 24 days of quarantine for an exposure? >

  • Do I have to quarantine if I’ve been vaccinated? >

  • Was I exposed if I stayed at least 3 feet away from the person with COVID-19 and was wearing a face covering? >

  • Do I have to quarantine if I have traveled within the US or internationally? >

  • Will students be counted “absent” while quarantined? >

  • How will students continue learning and completing school work while quarantined? >